Finborough Theatre


24 Apr 2018 - 19 May 2018

£18.00 - £20.00

Pro reviewers rating
3 reviews

2.7 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

You are not at liberty to avenge the pornography industry in this country. We have the censorship laws for that.

Masterpieces opens on three couples – Rowena and Trevor, their friends Hilary and Ron, and Rowena’s mother Jennifer and stepfather Clive - having dinner in a restaurant. They exchange sexist jokes to a variety of responses: some laugh uproariously, some uncomfortably, and one is deeply unhappy.

Masterpieces is the story of Rowena, and her journey from seeing a pornographic magazine for the first time, to a thwarted attempt to help an unhappy prostitute, from uncomfortable laughter, to radical and disgusted protest at female subjugation.

Daniels' passionate indictment of pornography, the objectification of women and those who condone violence against them in its first professional London production in 35 years.


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“Doesn’t lack impact... It’s only a pity that it doesn’t get a sharper, stronger production.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“A work of considerable skill and admirable fire... Hard to find any exigent rhetoric in Dunne’s slightly hesitant production.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Progressive and revolutionary in the past, it now feels sticky and frigid.”

Cindy Marcolina (Broadway World)

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