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by Stuart Eggleton

Tsitsit Festival/Royal Academy of Art + 2024 Tour Venues TBA 

"Solomon" tells the story of Simeon Solomon, a Queer Jewish Pre-Raphaelite painter. The play delves into Solomon's journey of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of a Victorian world characterized by harsh judgment.


As Solomon grapples with his own sexuality within a society bound by conservative norms, he finds solace in unexpected friendships with individuals such as Henry Holiday, Edward Burne-Jones, Oscar Browning, and Algernon Charles Swinburne.

The play unfolds as Solomon navigates the complexities of his desires and aspirations, all the while existing in a world that casts a critical eye upon those who deviate from societal expectations.


Solomon: Jonathan Forrester (he/him)

Writer: Stuart Eggleton (he/him)

Director: Joseph Winer (he/him)

Photos by Lidia Crisafulli 


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