JMK Award Winner (2008) Michael Oakley directs About Leo, Jermyn St Theatre

Kicking off Jermyn Street Theatre’s Rebel Season is: About Leo.

About Leo is the first play from Alice Allemano  and directed by JMK Award-winning director Michael Oakley.

Michael has also recently directed The Invisible (Bush Theatre) and The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (Bristol Old Vic).

“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 taste for tequila, 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 story of art and freedom.

Running 5 - 29 September, Monday to Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 3.30pm/7.30pm.

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Bottom Image - from left to right: Michael Oakley (director & JMK Award winner) - Alice Allemano (writer) - Eleanor Wyld (Eliza Prentice) - Phoebe Pryce (Younger Leo) - Susan Tracy (Older Leo) - Nigel Whitmey (Max Ernst)