The Singing Butler

Vettriano's famous image of a man and a woman dancing on a windswept beach, while their butler and maid do their best to shield the pair from the elements, has captured the imagination of the British public.

This drama interweaves the responses of two artists to that painting: dramatist Alexis Zegerman, who tells the story behind the moment, and Scottish poet Ron Butlin whose poem suggests the process of the artist as he builds the picture.

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Vettriano's famous image of a man and a woman dancing on a windswept beach, while their butler and maid do their best to shield the pair from the elements, has captured the imagination of the British public.

This drama interweaves the responses of two artists to that painting: dramatist Alexis Zegerman, who tells the story behind the moment, and Scottish poet Ron Butlin whose poem suggests the process of the artist as he builds the picture.