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Solomon tells the story of Simeon Solomon, a Queer Jewish Pre-Raphaelite painter.


The play delves into Solomon’s journey of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of a Victorian world characterised by harsh judgment.

As Solomon grapples with his own sexuality within a society bound by conservative norms, he finds solace in unexpected friendships with individuals such as Henry Holiday, Edward Burne-Jones, Oscar Browning, and Algernon Charles Swinburne.

The play unfolds as Solomon navigates the complexities of his desires and aspirations, all the while existing in a world that casts a critical eye upon those who deviate from societal expectations.

Solomon” debuted at Tsitsit Festival 2023 before further development at the Royal Academy of Art.

Creative Team
Writer: Stuart Eggleton
Director: Joseph Winer

Solomon: Jonathan Forrester

This production is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

© 2024 Stanley Arts Charity No: 1155680