The Untold Story of Dance's Forgotten Diva

Ida RubInstein:
The Final Act  

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Ida Rubinstein: The Final Act tells the untold story of dance's forgotten diva, the early 20th Century Russian impresario, performer, and femme fatale. From Paris to Palestine, from dancing with the Ballets Russes to commissioning Ravel’s Boléro, Ida Rubinstein’s career as a dancer and impresario saw her working with artists such as Stravinsky, Nijinsky and Debussy. But despite her varied career and her fame in her own time, her name is all but forgotten, whilst her contemporaries live on in memory.

Now Naomi Sorkin, an actor and former ballerina with American Ballet Theatre recounts the Russian heiress’ dramatic life: her scandalous Salomé that lead her embarrassed family to commit her to an asylum, her rise to the heights of fame in Paris, her bisexual love affairs, the assassination of her long-time lover Lord Moyne, and her selfless devotion to wounded soldiers in both World Wars.

Ida Rubinstein: The Final Act combines text, movement, music, projections and film to evoke a long-gone era of theatrical extravagance. Ida Rubinstein: The Final Act brings together a stellar team of creatives...

Director and Choreographer Christian Holder (choreography includes American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet), Design by twice Bafta-winner and Emmy award-winning Production Designer  David Roger, Lighting Design by Declan Randall and Matthew Ferguson Videographer. The cast includes Darren Berry, Marco Gambino, Naomi Sorkin, Max Wilson and Kathryn Worth.  

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CAST
Darren Berry as Ravel
Marco Gambino as D'Annunzio
Naomi Sorkin as Ida Rubinstein
Max Wilson as Edward Clement
Kathryn Worth as Sorreto/Romaine Brooks

CREATIVES
Direction, Choreography, and Book Christian Holder
Production Designer David Roger
Ida Costumes Charles and Patricia Lester
Lighting Designer Declan Randall
Video Designer Matthew Ferguson
Ida Rubinstein: The Final Act
Image by Matthew Ferguson (FG Studios)
Darren Berry
Marco Gambino
Naomi Sorkin
Max Wilson
Kathryn Worth
Recommended for ages 11 +
THIS PRODUCTION runs for approximately 2 hours with an interval.
23rd September to 16th October
 2021
Tickets (All unreserved)


General Admission £22


Concession £18 (under 26, over 60, unemployed, student, industry member eg Equity)


Ten for £10 
(Discounted tickets supporting access to the Arts.)

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