A Colourful Perspective on The Creative Partnership of Fred and Mary Elwell
Gordon Meredith returns to East Riding Theatre with another piece of Folk Theatre, this time peeling back the layers of paint from the lives of Fred and Mary Elwell.
Fred and Mary lived full and fascinating lives filled with people and places as well as troubles and tragedy, both here in East Yorkshire, and on their travels throughout Europe. Mary was a skilled artist in her own right and both her and Fed exhibited at the Royal Academy as well as other galleries.
Working closely with Beverley Art Gallery Curator Helena Cox, and the leading authority on Fred Elwell, Wendy Loncaster, this play takes the covers off the real life stories behind the creative partnership of Beverley’s best known artists.
This production follows previous successes for Shift Key Theatre written by Gordon, including, Stealing Seven Hens (2020), Broadside On (2019) and Swinging the Lamp (2018).
Supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Arts Council England and The Humber Museums Partnership
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance