Theatres in London are currently closed.
In the West End, the closure will continue up to and including 2 August 2020 (announced on 3 June).
The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.
30 Sep to 17 Oct 2020
The Playground Theatre
Image by Matthew Ferguson (FG Studios)
Ida Rubinstein was a superstar, long before the term was invented.
We talk of women's empowerment today and yet here was a woman, at a time when most women were completely powerless, who overcame every obstacle placed in her path to follow her dreams of becoming an artist.
She was a trailblazer ahead of her time.
Here was a star of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes opposite Nijinsky; here was a woman who defied being locked up by her family in a mental institution because she planned to play Salomé; here was a woman who became Diaghilev's rival impresario, for whom Maurice Ravel wrote his now world famous Bolero; whose star rose over Paris's Belle Epoque and transcended both world wars.
She both courted scandal and yet remained mysteriously private.
Ida had two great loves, the politician Lord Moyne, and the artist Romaine Brooks.
She was a Jewish woman who converted to Catholicism, who retreated into solitude after the second world war and died totally forgotten.
Ida was a woman who defied all the conventional mores and wisdom in order to pursue her artistic vision.
Hers was a life that in so many ways was lived ahead of its time, and yet was defined by its era.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: 11+
Social media & info
343-453 Latimer Rd
London W10 6RQ
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Darren Berry as Ravel
Adam Clayton-Smith as Edward Clement
Marco Gambino as D'Annuzio
Naomi Sorkin as Ida Rubinstein
Kathryn Worth as Sorreto/Romaine Brooks
Original scenario by Irina Ioannesyan and Natella Boltyanskaya
Book by Christian Holder
Designer: David Roger (textiles by Charles and Patricia Lester )
Lighting: Charlie Morgan Jones
Video designer: Matthew Ferguson