Jermyn Street Theatre

The REBELS Season





“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.

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.

Running time: Around 90 minutes

Show Times

Monday to Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 3.30pm/7.30pm


Tickets £30.00
Under 30? 100 tickets at £10.00 are available for under-30s.
Bookable online or by telephone – please bring proof of age to the performance.
Preview Tickets 5—6 September £15.00
Concessions Available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students. £20.00
Please note that after Saturday 15 September all tickets are full price.
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