About Leo


Eliza Prentice has arrived in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead. She is armed with a Dictaphone, a family connection, and a lot of questions. But the greatest living Mexican artist, Leonora Carrington, doesn't give interviews.
About Leo at Jermyn Street Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Jermyn Street Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 5 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 29 September 2018
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


This is Alice Allemano's first play.


JMK Award-winning director Michael Oakley recently directed The Invisible (Bush Theatre) and The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (Bristol Old Vic).


Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was an English-born Mexican artist and writer.


She lived with Max Ernst, the leading surrealist artist of the time, in France in the 1930s.


Her work has been exhibited at galleries all over the world, and major retrospectives have been held recently at Tate Liverpool and Pallant House, Chichester.


Synopsis


"I have never, in my life, for one moment, been anyone's muse.


I was too busy rebelling against my family and learning to be an artist."


Eliza Prentice - millennial, Londoner, wannabe journalist - has arrived in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead.


She is armed with a Dictaphone, a family connection, and a lot of questions.


But the greatest living Mexican artist, Leonora Carrington, doesn't give interviews.


She won't discuss her work.


And she doesn't talk about Max.


Alice Allemano's entrancing play moves fluidly from modern Mexico to 1930s France, where the young Leo is involved in a notorious affair with the surrealist Max Ernst.


An inspirational true story of art and freedom.


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Theatre


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16b Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6ST

Box office tel: 020 7287 2875

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 5 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 29 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-30pm

Tickets


Previews:
Wednesday 5 - 6 September. £15.00

Standard:
£30

Concessions:

£20; £10 for under-30s

After Saturday 15 September all tickets are full price.


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Creatives


Author: Alice Allemano
Director: Michael Oakley

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