Mrs picasso

Mrs Picasso

Two Women and Pablo Picasso
One he married and never divorced and the other the only woman who ever left him...

Mrs Picasso
an original solo performance by Carlijn van Ramshorst


24 May 2018 20.30 - 21.30Branoul Theatre
The Hague
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25 May 201820.30 - 21.30Branoul Theatre
The Hague
Click here for tickets




HOW TO GET THERE?  (click on the address for directions)
Theatre Branoul, Maliestraat 12 (off Denneweg), 2514 CA The Hague
12 mins walk from The Hague Central Station
Trams from CS 9, 16 and 17 (Korte Voorhout)
Walk over Lange Voorhout to Denneweg, 2nd right
By car: Parking under Toernooiveld

€ 19.50 Full Price
€ 10.00 Young Ticket / CJP and University Student
Discounts for group bookings available - contact STET (
LAMIDISC (student) tickets on the day @ € 3.00 - send an email to 

An intimate and personal performance where Carlijn seduces you to step into her micro cosmos and the world of Picasso’s women. When art and love start to battle, nobody is safe.
gilot kleinerMrs Picasso is a unique solo performance about the struggle between art and love, heard through the stories of two of Pablo Picasso's women. There is Olga Khokhlova, the woman Picasso never divorced, and Françoise Gilot, the only woman who dared to leave him. 

Both women are vividly portrayed by Carlijn in a captivating performance in which she explores the boundaries between love and art, between madness and sanity and between leaving and staying. The third woman is Carlijn herself, who breaks through the conventions of theater in a gutsy yet playful way. As writer and director Harry Piekema says, 'Carlijn could have easily been Picasso's muse'.

Mrs Picasso saw her debut in Shanghai and Carlijn has packed her backpack to travel back to Europe. First with a few performances at the acclaimed Amsterdam Fringe Festival in 2016. In The Hague Mrs Picasso was performed in November 2016 during the Picasso exhibition in the modern art museum 'Beelden aan Zee' in Scheveningen, the Netherlands.



“It isn't difficult for the audience to be captivated from the minute Ramshorst enters the stage and stay engaged with the emotional turmoil of the tale of two women in Picasso's life. Ramshorst's acting truly captures the essence of Khokhlova. It’s intense and heartbreaking, truly enjoyable to watch.”
Time Out Shanghai

Carlijn van Ramshorst lived in Shanghai for 4 years. She performed in different English-language theatre plays like No Exit and Interview. She acted in the symphonic movie Firebird, which traveled the world's biggest orchestra halls. Dutch children will know Carlijn as the host/actress of Huisje Boompje Beestje, broadcasted on Dutch national television (NPO3), which she has loved hosting for 5 years.

Mrs Picasso was developed after an idea by Carlijn. Together with well-known Dutch tv and theatre actor Harry Piekema she produced the play. Piekema wrote and directed the play. 
The idea for this play was born out of the desire to travel the world with just a backpack and being able to perform everywhere. The result is the truest form of 'theatre in a backpack'; with only 2 outfits and a beamer, Carlijn can perform literally everywhere.

For an interview with Carlijn in That's Magazine Shanghai, click here..