The world première

The audience arrives, taking their place in the socially-distanced seating beneath the grand facade of Bowes Museum. It is a beautiful autumn evening and the perfect backdrop for the return of live performance to Bowes – and the première of Balbir Singh's The Two Fridas...

Photo: Len Jewett

Photo: Malcolm Johnson

The artists were incredibly proud of the fact that the performance could be brought to fruition despite all the obstacles. It had been a huge journey, and one that brought everyone together. And the show's strapline of "United Yet Apart ", originally intended to describe the parallel lives of Kahlo and Sher-Gil, took on new meaning for everyone who had participated – often remotely – in the united effort to bring The Two Fridas to the stage, for its sold-out première performance.

Photos: Doug Moody

Photo: Malcolm Johnson

Photo: Malcolm Johnson

Photo: Doug Moody

Photo: Doug Moody

Photo: Malcolm Johnson

Photo: Malcolm Johnson

Photo: Doug Moody

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The canvas

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No time to wait

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The jigsaw

World première

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