Jason Carr - Lee Miller

Six Pictures of Lee Miller

This year the Festival presents the World Premier of Jason's new musical: Six Pictures of Lee Miller - book by Edward Kemp and inspired by The Lives of Lee Miller by Antony Penrose. The Lives of Lee Miller

Muse, model, surrealist and war photographer, Lee Miller witnessed at first hand the best and worst of the twentieth century. Man Ray was her lover; Picasso her friend; she danced with Chaplin and bathed in Hitler's bath tub. Her work includes Vogue fashion spreads and the first images of Dachau. But after the war she put away her camera and devoted herself to married life in Sussex.

Music from Six Pictures of Lee Miller: Has Anybody Seen Man Ray mp3 clip. (Anna Francolini as Lee Miller).

The ‘six pictures’ of the title move the action from Upstate New York c1923 to Paris c1930, then on to Egypt, London, Europe in 1944–5 (St. Malo, Rennes, Paris, Cologne & Munich!) and finally to Sussex in 1953.


Photographs by Clare Park

Photos © Clare Park.


Lee MillerAnna Francolini
Theodore Miller, Lee’s father
Pablo Picasso, artist
Roland Penrose, artist and writer
Brendan O’Hea
Florence Miller, Lee’s mother
Gertrude Stein, writer
Audrey Withers, editor of British ‘Vogue’
Beverley Klein
Man Ray, artist
A Doctor
Leopold Brylla, a Cologne restaurateur
Teddy Kempner
Jean Cocteau, artist
David E. Scherman, photographer ‘Life’ magazine
A Psychiatrist
Mark Medows
Aziz Eloui Bey, Egyptian businessman
Captain Spiros, US 83rd Division
Melvin Whitfield
Paul Eluard, poet
Sergeant Magee, US 83rd Division
A Naval Rating
Gary Milner
Alice B. Toklas, companion to G. Stein
Nimet Eloui Bey, Aziz’s wife
Cynthia Vogue, model
Ariane, circus performer
Anna Lowe

Production Team

Director Anthony van Laast
Designer Sue Blane
LightingPaul Pyant
SoundPaul Arditti
Musical DirectorJonathan Williams