Tate Britain Performance

Light and Shadow by Peter Lantos

James Tissot London Visitors 1873 Milwaukee Art Museum, Layton Art Collection, Gift of Frederick Layton L1888.14

For Members with the London Private View Pass Only

Members are invited to book a seat for a special rehearsed reading of Light and Shadow, a play written by Peter Lantos, during their private view of The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London.

This is an exciting opportunity to get a unique glimpse into the life of James (Jacques) Tissot, French painter and illustrator. Light and Shadow tells the story of an extraordinary love affair between Tissot and an Irish Catholic divorcee, Kathleen Newton, in the setting of Victorian high society.

The reading will be performed inside Room Two of the exhibition, Tissot and High Society, by actors from the So and So Arts Club. Please note ticketing is free and guarantees you a seat for the performance. The exhibition will still be accessible to all, until 21.30.

The evening Private Views are the perfect time to see the exhibition outside of gallery hours and are a great social occasion for an evening with friends. Extend your final private view of this exhibition and stay for dinner at the Rex Whistler Restaurant​. To book a table for dinner, please call the restaurant on (+44) 20 7887 8825 or email britain.restaurant@tate.org.uk. The Members Room will also be open.


Kathleen Newton, 'Kate'

Mary Pauline Hervey, 'Polly', Kathleen’s sister

Augustus Frederic Hervey, Polly’s husband, 'Gus'

James (Jacques) Tissot

George, James Tissot’s butler

Thomas Gibson Bowles, 'Tommy'

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

5 March 2018 at 20.00–21.15