Annette Badland: Gertie And Me

Award winning actress Annette Badland was nominated for an Olivier for her performance in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and is well known for her TV appearances in Midsomer Murders, EastEnders, Dr Who, Outlander and Cutting it – not to mention ‘horrid Hazel’ in the Archers on Radio 4!  Annette played Gertrude Stein, novelist, poet, art collector, friend of Picasso and Hemingway, mentor to Cezanne, Matisse and F. Scott Fitzgerald to great acclaim at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre last year.  ‘Gertie’ had shared a life partnership with Alis B Toklas to whom she was devoted, yet experimented well beyond the parameters of a conventional relationship. Annette explores the work, world and loves of Gertrude Stein on her artistic journey towards bringing this extraordinary woman to life.