Film / Theatre

Taxi Girl

Taxi Girl is an expression which refers to the paid dance partners that became popular at the beginning of the 20th century.

The play is set in a historical love triangle, starring a taxi girl and two heavyweights of universal literature, Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin.

Both writers used obscenity and eroticism to introduce delightful chaos into well-thinking minds. This fiction is the result of the fascination for those artists who fought against censorship, but also of the women who did so with their own vital energy.

What was the name of the taxi girl? This woman of dubious reputation, who rebelled against her paraded and fetishised condition. What did her voice sound like?

Both she and Anaïs, who were lovers in the winter of 1931, were women ahead of their time… and ours.

Max Aub – Ciutat de València Award in 2017


2020 – present


Original music, Sound Design


Cervantes Theatre London


Play by María Velasco

Translated by Jessica Rainey


Christina Ellinas Anaís Nin

Candela Gómez June Mansfield

Patrick McHugh Henry Miller



Directed by Paula Paz

Lighting Designer Fernando Benito

Composer/Sound Designer Yaiza Varona

Costume Designer Raúl Botella

Editor Simona Knuchel

Camera Operator 1 Liam Daly

Camera Operator 2 Nick Steer

Sound Recordist Blai Escayola



Artistic Director Jorge de Juan

Associate Director Paula Paz

House Manager Puerto Baker

Production Manager Santiago Cabrero

Graphic Design José Luis Hidalgo