Sarah Siddons - Life In Five Sittings

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0120100412

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By David Pownall.

The story of the relationship between Sarah Siddons and Tom Lawrence.

1/5

Clare Higgins and Carl Prekopp star in this brutally honest, passionate true story of the compelling, disturbing and tempestuous love affair between the greatest actress of her time, the legendary Sarah Siddons and the renowned artist, Tom Lawrence.

A young teenager when he first paints Siddons, Lawrence falls hopelessly in love with her.

Plagued by self-doubts, she resists his advances.

To 'escape' her clutches but also to be nearer to her, Tom woos her daughters.

When they die, Sarah accuses him of killing them by the demonic force of his adoration.

Knowing they should stay apart, over the years they continue to meet and draw strength from each other.

Every time she visits, she also sits for Tom enabling him to trace her decline in his art.

Theirs is a relationship rich in nuance and subtlety in which two people share intimacies, aspirations, confidences, fears and doubts.

Sarah....

Tom....

Writen by David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Sarah - Clare Higgins

Tom - Carl Prekopp

"By David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4."

0220100413

""

By David Pownall.

The story of the relationship between Sarah Siddons and Tom Lawrence.

2/5

Clare Higgins and Carl Prekopp star in this brutally honest, passionate true story of the compelling, disturbing and tempestuous love affair between the greatest actress of her time, the legendary Sarah Siddons and the renowned artist, Tom Lawrence.

A young teenager when he first paints Siddons, Lawrence falls hopelessly in love with her.

Plagued by self-doubts, she resists his advances.

To 'escape' her clutches but also to be nearer to her, Tom woos her daughters.

When they die, Sarah accuses him of killing them by the demonic force of his adoration.

Knowing they should stay apart, over the years they continue to meet and draw strength from each other.

Every time she visits, she also sits for Tom enabling him to trace her decline in his art.

Theirs is a relationship rich in nuance and subtlety in which two people share intimacies, aspirations, confidences, fears and doubts.

Sarah....

Tom....

Written by David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

By David Pownall.

Clare Higgins and Carl Prekopp star in this brutally honest, passionate true story of the compelling, disturbing and tempestuous love affair between the greatest actress of her time, the legendary Sarah Siddons and the renowned artist, Tom Lawrence.

Sarah - Clare Higgins

Tom - Carl Prekopp

Written by David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

"By David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4."

0320100414

""

Sarah is accused by her devoted admirer Tom of cruelty to all who love her.

3/5

Clare Higgins and Carl Prekopp star in this brutally honest, passionate true story of the compelling, disturbing and tempestuous love affair between the greatest actress of her time, the legendary Sarah Siddons and the renowned artist, Tom Lawrence.

A young teenager when he first paints Siddons, Lawrence falls hopelessly in love with her.

Plagued by self-doubts, she resists his advances.

To 'escape' her clutches but also to be nearer to her, Tom woos her daughters.

When they die, Sarah accuses him of killing them by the demonic force of his adoration.

Knowing they should stay apart, over the years they continue to meet and draw strength from each other.

Every time she visits, she also sits for Tom enabling him to trace her decline in his art.

Theirs is a relationship rich in nuance and subtlety in which two people share intimacies, aspirations, confidences, fears and doubts.

Sarah....

Tom....

Written by David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Clare Higgins and Carl Prekopp star in this brutally honest, passionate true story of the compelling, disturbing and tempestuous love affair between the greatest actress of her time, the legendary Sarah Siddons and the renowned artist, Tom Lawrence.

Sarah - Clare Higgins

Tom - Carl Prekopp

Written by David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

"Sarah is accused by her devoted admirer Tom of cruelty to all who love her.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4."

0420100415

""

Tom invites Sarah to sit for him immediately after the death of her daughter.

4/5

Clare Higgins and Carl Prekopp star in this brutally honest, passionate true story of the compelling, disturbing and tempestuous love affair between the greatest actress of her time, the legendary Sarah Siddons and the renowned artist, Tom Lawrence.

A young teenager when he first paints Siddons, Lawrence falls hopelessly in love with her.

Plagued by self-doubts, she resists his advances.

To 'escape' her clutches but also to be nearer to her, Tom woos her daughters.

When they die, Sarah accuses him of killing them by the demonic force of his adoration.

Knowing they should stay apart, over the years they continue to meet and draw strength from each other.

Every time she visits, she also sits for Tom enabling him to trace her decline in his art.

Theirs is a relationship rich in nuance and subtlety in which two people share intimacies, aspirations, confidences, fears and doubts.

Sarah....

Tom....

Written by David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Clare Higgins and Carl Prekopp star in this brutally honest, passionate true story of the compelling, disturbing and tempestuous love affair between the greatest actress of her time, the legendary Sarah Siddons and the renowned artist, Tom Lawrence.

Sarah - Clare Higgins

Tom - Carl Prekopp

Written by David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

"Tom invites Sarah to sit for him immediately after the death of her daughter.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4."

0520100422

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05 LAST20100416Tom realises his consuming passion for the now ageing Sarah can never be fulfilled.

5/5

Clare Higgins and Carl Prekopp star in this brutally honest, passionate true story of the compelling, disturbing and tempestuous love affair between the greatest actress of her time, the legendary Sarah Siddons and the renowned artist, Tom Lawrence.

A young teenager when he first paints Siddons, Lawrence falls hopelessly in love with her.

Plagued by self-doubts, she resists his advances.

To 'escape' her clutches but also to be nearer to her, Tom woos her daughters.

When they die, Sarah accuses him of killing them by the demonic force of his adoration.

Knowing they should stay apart, over the years they continue to meet and draw strength from each other.

Every time she visits, she also sits for Tom enabling him to trace her decline in his art.

Theirs is a relationship rich in nuance and subtlety in which two people share intimacies, aspirations, confidences, fears and doubts.

Sarah....

Tom....

Written by David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Clare Higgins and Carl Prekopp star in this brutally honest, passionate true story of the compelling, disturbing and tempestuous love affair between the greatest actress of her time, the legendary Sarah Siddons and the renowned artist, Tom Lawrence.

Sarah - Clare Higgins

Tom - Carl Prekopp

Written by David Pownall.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

"Tom realises his consuming passion for the now ageing Sarah can never be fulfilled.

The director is Martin Jenkins, and this is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4."