Natalie Barney’s Last Salon

Kelly Burke

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Natalie Barney’s Last Salon explores the sensational life of the Parisian-based American icon whose legendary literary salon gave birth to Modernism, and whose Sapphic affairs scandalised polite society. Kelly Burke’s original play, first staged in February as a solo performance at Shakespeare’s Globe, has been adapted as an audio drama for Reading Fringe Digital.

With Lucy Newman-Williams and Augustina Seymour, directed by Fiona Leonard.

Kelly Burke

UK based, American actress and playwright, Kelly Burke is an experienced film and stage actor who has worked extensively in the US and UK, including performing her own work – Zelda (West End) and Love for Sale (Off Broadway) – to critical acclaim. 

Augustina Seymour

Recent theatre includes: Pictures of Dorian Gray (Jermyn Street); Machinal (Almeida); The Crucible (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch/ Selladoor); Look Back in Anger (Derby Theatre/ Bolton Octagon); Playing for Time (Sheffield Crucible); Finding Mr Hart (Being Human Festival); It’s a Wonderful Life (Seabright Productions); Strangers on a Train (English Theatre Frankfurt); The Nutcracker (Nuffield); Hitchcock Blonde (Hull Truck). Television includes: Emmerdale. Augustina trained at Guildhall.

Lucy Newman-Williams

Lucy is a London-based American actress with 35 years experience in film, television, theatre and voice work. Upcoming TV includes: The Serpent (Netflix), Riviera Season 3 (Sky) and a Rosamund Pilcher film for German TV. Recent credits include: The Crown, Everest, and Doctor Who.

Voice work includes hundreds of commercials, lead characters in award-winning games including Irene in BAFTA and BTVA nominated, Little Big Planet 3, and radio plays including the BBC Radio Drama Award nominated Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Awakening and Ladder of Years, all for BBC Radio 4.

Fiona Leonard

Fiona is an Australian author and playwright and is the Artistic Director of Düsseldorf-based, Blue Goat Theatre which she founded in 2018 to promote original works in English and to foster inclusive and representative theatre. She has been involved with theatre for 40 years working with companies in Australia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Germany.

Join Kelly at the Live at Lunch – Adapting work in lockdown event.


Available to view via this page:

  • From: Friday, 17th July 2020
  • Start Time: 20:30
  • To: Monday, 31st August 2020
  • End Time: 23:59
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AnnMarie Colascione
AnnMarie Colascione
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James Sobol
James Sobol
4 months ago

Wonderfully rich, profound, and witty–so beautifully performed. Bravo!

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