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CAHUN – a retrospective

A new play by Jacqueline Mézec / Commissioned by Jersey Arts Centre / In association with Jersey Heritage + Liberate
  • Thursday 14 July - Saturday 16 July: 7.30pm
  • Sunday 17 July: 3pm
2 Hrs
Jersey Arts Centre

Claude Cahun steps out of time, removes her masks, and takes us behind her enigmatic photographic self-portraits.

She conjures up a Chorus of Cahuns to enact her extraordinary life story from a difficult childhood in provincial Nantes, via the political and creative excitement of Paris, to an idyllic retreat in Jersey, while always challenging conventions of gender and identity.

During the Occupation, together with her life partner Marcel Moore, Cahun engages all of her skills as a writer and artist, risking her life to heroically resist the Nazis through her persona The Soldier With No Name.

This new play by Jacqueline Mézec, commissioned by Jersey Arts Centre and directed by Daniel Austin, is provocative, inspiring and moving with its black humour, vivid storytelling and poetry.

Jersey Heritage Members will be able to book tickets for the same price as JAC Members for this production.

Suitable for 9 years +

Before visiting Jersey Arts Centre, please read our COVID-19 guidelines here.

Image: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, Untitled, c. 1920, courtesy of The Jersey Heritage Collections


(£13 students)
(£11.05 students)