Natalie Barney's Last Salon
a Modernist invocation
Nothing about me should surprise you. I'm an American.
-Natalie Clifford Barney
Natalie Barney’s Last Salon explores the sensational life of the Parisian-American icon whose legendary literary salon gave birth to Modernism, and whose Sapphic affairs scandalised polite society.
About the Show:
Natalie Barney's Last Salon was commissioned and performed as a solo show, as part of the Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves series at Shakespeare's Globe in February 2020, directed by Athena Stevens.
In July, Reading Fringe Digital re-commissioned the play as an audio drama. It was directed by Fiona Leonard, with Kelly Burke as Natalie, Lucy Newman-Williams as Romaine Brooks and Augustina Seymour as Dolly Wilde.
Stay tuned for news of post-pandemic performances...
The Press on Natalie...
'Part audiobook, part drama and part inspirational guide, Burke’s script is beautifully quotable and romantic. Austen-esque and heightened in delivery, this piece is a delight as a listener.'
A Younger Theatre