Le Monstre Sacré


A visceral, uncompromising portrait of Pablo Picasso 50 years after his death…Undisputed genius, visionary artist, yet Picasso’s obsession often destroyed those he professed to love….

Brilliantly incarnated by Peter Tate, in a challenging, powerful, intelligent study, Picasso passionately defends his reputation. It’s an explosive, deeply passionate voyage of self-revelation, leaving the audience as his jury… Should we condemn or forgive?


Peter Tate as Picasso, co-adapted by Peter Tate and Guy Masterson from the original work by Terry d’Alfonso. Directed by Guy Masterson with set design by Eirini Kariori.


Location: Filodrammatici Theatre, Via Filodrammatici 1, Milano

Date: 30th April 2024

Time: 20.00

Duration: 60 mins with a 30min Q&A after the show.

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Actors on screen:  

Milena Vukotic (Olga); Margot Sikabonyi (Marie-Terese); Claudia Godi (Geneviev Laporte); Sandra Collodel (Dora Maar).


“Tate fills the space in an exceptional reincarnation of Picasso. Tate more than deserves any accolade he receives. Combining a whole range of emotions, wit, pathos, sensuality, humour, and what a mover! Such a production restores one’s faith in theatre and I agree with the many comments I heard exiting the show: “marvellous, brilliant, enthralling”.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ British Theatre Guide



Content Warnings:

Strong language, scenes of sexual nature, strong bang (gun shot), references to rape and suicide.


Recommended for 16+