Triptych

by Edwin Preece

A famous artist, Benedict St John, sees Isabel reading in a café, Dan posing by a swimming-pool and Trevor entertaining tourists in Covent Garden. He immortalises each of them in paint; and they become three of his most iconic works: Girl Sipping Tea, Boy in Swimming Trunks and Boy Juggling Oranges. Benedict dominates his models and orchestrates their relationships with himself and with each other. As each of them muses on their experience, a picture emerges of his character: egocentric and manipulative, but utterly alluring.

Isabel

Poised and chic on the outside; she is naïve and desperate to please. Taking her cue from Benedict, she flirts with each boy in turn.

Wears a light, Summer dress and smart shoes

Dan

Vain and confident, he is hugely impressed by Benedict. He falls deeply in love with Isabel and is jealous of Trevor’s attentions.

Wears swimming trunks and sunglasses

Trevor

Wary and streetwise at first, working with Benedict relaxes him. He is instantly smitten by Isabel.

Wears street entertainer costume: pierrot jacket, jeans, scuffed trainers

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Director - Graham Botterill