Ida RubInstein
The Final Act  

Original scenario by Irina Ioannesyan and Natella Boltyanskaya
Book by Christian Holder
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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.
We do not accept Amex.
Recommended for ages 14 +
THIS PRODUCTION runs for approximately 2 hours with an interval.

7.30 pm
Jan 23rd-Jan 25th 2020

Press Night
Jan 27th 2020

Monday - Saturday
28th Jan 2020 - 15th Feb 2020

Saturday Feb 1st, 8th, 15th 2020
Tickets (All unreserved)

PREVIEW General Admission 

PREVIEW Concession 

General Admission £22

Concession (Student, unemployed, over 60, Under 26)

10 for £10 
Cheap tickets for those who need them!


The Playground Theatre
Latimer Rd London W10 6RQ

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