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Falling in Love With Frida.

THE Mexican painter Frida Kahlo can never have known that 60 years after her death her life would be examined in an empathic, frank and thought-provoking way by a disabled actress in a theatrical production.

In fact Kahlo's work and achievements, while battling against severe disabilities herself, have been celebrated since the late 1970s and early 1980s.

She has inspired books, plays, an opera, musical compositions and numerous exhibitions.

The latest homage to Kahlo is Falling in Love With Frida, which won an award at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival for its creator Caroline Bowditch. It can be seen at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Thursday, October 1. Kahlo, who died in 1954, had numerous health problems throughout her life, many of them relating to injuries sustained in an almost-fatal accident when she was just 18.

But despite this she went on to become an artist and iconic figure of her time.

Falling in Love With Frida combines monologue and dance to weave a life story that poses the question of how others perceive us and how we are remembered.

Tickets are PS12 from 01484 430528 or www.thelbt.org

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 25, 2015
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