The Painter (play)

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The Painter
Written byRebecca Lenkiewicz
  • J. M. W. Turner (painter)
  • Jenny Cole (Turner's model)
  • Mary Marshall (Turner's mother)
  • Sarah Danby (Turner's mistress)
Date premieredJanuary 2011
Place premieredArcola Theatre (London)
Original languageEnglish
SubjectJoseph Mallord William Turner

The Painter is a 2011 play by the British writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz on the life and relationships of J. M. W. Turner. It premiered at the Arcola Theatre in London in January 2011 to mark its move to new premises.[1] The premiere cast included Toby Jones as Turner, Denise Gough as Turner's model Jenny Cole, Amanda Boxer as Turner's mother and Niamh Cusack as his mistress Sarah Danby.


  1. ^ Veronica Lee (12 January 2011). "Moving stories for London's fringe theatres". Life & Style. London Evening Standard. Retrieved 25 August 2014.