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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.
"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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London SW1Y 6ST
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
£20; £10 for under-30s
After Saturday 15 September all tickets are full price.
Author: Alice Allemano
Director: Michael Oakley