¡Art, passion, obsession!
An explosive on-stage portrait of Latin America’s Greatest Female Painter.
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Sharp, witty and bursting with colour, this critically acclaimed, award-winning one-woman show returns to London for its 10 year anniversary, after a sizzling sell out run around the world. Based on fragments of Frida Kahlo’s biography, letters and extracts from her diary, this play powerfully recreates the life of a unique artist, a painter who transferred her vibrant culture and her deepest dramas onto canvas.
★★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★★ Fringe Review ★★★★★ London Theatre Guide★★★★★ Extra!Extra! ★★★★ Metro ★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ On Stage Scotland
“Mesmerising and compelling. A must-see” - London Theatre Guide
“ Gaël Le Cornec inhabits the role of Frida like a second skin” - The Stage
ARGUS ANGEL AWARD ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE: Brighton Festival
UNIVERSAL ARTS AWARD: Edinburgh Fringe
APT CRITICS AWARD BEST EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT: Mexico
Footprint Productions is a theatre & film company. Humberto Robles is a human rights activist and the most performed Mexican playwright. Gaël Le Cornec is an award-winning theatre-maker (Three Weeks Editors Choice, Amnesty International Freedom of Expression runner up, Focus International Press award), Luis Benkard is a veteran director.Book Now
Written by Humberto Robles
Adapted & Performed by Gaël Le Cornec
Directed by Luis Benkard
Lighting design: Laura Padilla
Sound design & Marketing officer: José Reyes Canseco
Set Design: Sophie Mosberger
Paintings: Ari Vicentini
Stage Manager: Maria Cristina Pettiti
Assistant Producer: Orna Salinger
Consultant: Ben Samuels
Photo: S. Brancastle
What the U.K critics have said about this production:
THE STAGE - " Gaël Le Cornec inhabits the role of Frida like a second skin” (... ) “A rising star to keep your eye on.”
LONDON THEATRE GUIDE***** (5 stars) "Mesmerising and compelling, 'Frida Kahlo Viva La Vida' is a treat by any theatrical standards. A must‐see."
THE SCOTSMAN***** (5 stars) “Gaël Le Cornec ‘s portrayal is of a virtuoso standard. This performance will haunt you.”
METRO**** (4 stars) “A broken, passionate woman courageously painting an agonising reality.”
“ A performance that shook up all my emotional Juices**** ON STAGE SCOTLAND (4 stars)
"Diabolically inventive... Le Cornec, Benkard and Mosberger make of Frida Kahlo Viva La Vida! A primal force!” EXTRA EXTRA!
“ A spellbinding performance that seems to be over all too soon - Le Cornec is Kahlo, I cannot imagine anyone else being as brilliant”- OXFORD DAILY
LINK TO REVIEWS: http://www.gaellecornec.com/press
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK:
THE TIMES **** " A Class Act." ( for Camille Claudel)
A YOUNGER THEATRE **** A fiercely intelligent portrayal ( for Camille Claudel)
THE TELEGRAPH**** “A mesmerising actress. ” (for The Last Days of Gilda)
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