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16 September 2010 by Dawn

Andrew is pictured with Burne Jones' Tree of Forgiveness

Andrew Lloyd Webber visited the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Walker this week in pursuit of his passion for Victorian art. The man who brought us Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and a host of other hit shows that have filled theatres for decades, first called into Port Sunlight with the TV crew.

Art collector Andrew focused on The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt for the cameras and also paused by The Tree of Forgiveness by Burne-Jones. Next morning he was at the Walker where he talked about Lorenzo and Isabella by Millais.

Andrew revealed, “I’ve been to both these wonderful art galleries several times but not recently. It was lovely having the opportunity to look around again.”

The documentary, part of a series called A Passion for Pre-Raphaelite Art, is scheduled for screening on ITV 1 in February or March next year.

He’s not the only theatrical star to have complimented the galleries in recent time. Last week Liverpool Empire panto star Les Dennis commented on the Walker’s, ‘most eclectic and brilliant collection of art’ in the Liverpool Echo.

Fabulous darlings!

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