The Collection


The Collection is an exciting, immersive show filled with history and music that will breathe new life into the Wallace Collection and allow you to explore its galleries as you have never seen them before.

Written by Tristan Bernays
Directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson
Co-produced by Via Brooklyn

Paris, 1825. A frightened little boy is discovered alone and abandoned in a backstreet apartment. By 1890, this same boy will have become one of the world’s most distinguished art collectors and philanthropists: Sir Richard Wallace. Performed by a cast of actor-musicians in the galleries of one of London’s best kept secrets, The Collection is the true rags-toriches story about the life of one of the Victorian era’s unsung artistic and charitable patrons, who left Britain the gift of one of its greatest artistic treasures: the Wallace Collection.

From the award-winning creative team of Tristan Bernays (Boudica starring Gina McKee at Shakespeare’s Globe) and Lucy Jane Atkinson (A Hundred Words For Snow at Trafalgar Studios).