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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.



Ida Rubinstein: The Final Act

30 Sep to 17 Oct 2020

The Playground Theatre

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.
Ida Rubinstein: The Final Act at The Playground Theatre

Image by Matthew Ferguson (FG Studios)

Show details

Synopsis


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+


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
Unit 8
343-453 Latimer Rd
London W10 6RQ

Box office tel: 020 8960 0110

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 30 September 2020

Press night:Monday 27 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 17 October 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm (10 Oct)

Intervals:1

Running time: 2 hrs 00 mins

Tickets


Previews:

£18


Concession

£15


Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£18

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Cast


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


Creatives


Author: 

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

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