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The House of the Spirits post-show video and photos: How does a country – and a family – recover from dictatorship?

By |2020-01-25T15:01:56+00:004 November 2019|

Are you fans of Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits? Allende's debut novel charts four generations of one family from the 1920s and the 1970s, and how tightly intertwined their personal fortunes are with political winds of change.

The Eyes of the Night Q&A video and photos: Using darkness to enlighten audiences about visual impairment

By |2020-01-25T16:11:24+00:0014 September 2019|

A middle-aged businesswoman hires a blind man to spend an hour with her in a hotel room. Why are they really there? Will she be able to experience the darkness in order to see the light?

The Reality Q&A video and photos: What’s the state of new Spanish playwriting?

By |2020-01-25T23:08:08+00:006 May 2019|

The Cervantes Theatre's headlines its third New Spanish Playwriting season with the full UK and English-language premiere of Denise Despeyroux's one-woman show The Reality, which had a dramatised reading at the theatre last year.

Yerma Q&A video and photos: What toll does the titanic title role take on an actress?

By |2020-01-26T22:40:51+00:0011 November 2018|

Federico Garcia Lorca spent three months in Cuba in 1930 - six years before he was assassinated (aged just 38) by Franco nationalists in his native Spain. He fell in love with the Caribbean island nation and it with him. And it's this association that inspired Jorge de Juan in his new adaptation of Lorca classic Yerma.

Ay, Carmela! Q&A video and photos: Do only the dead remember the Spanish Civil War?

By |2020-01-26T23:16:06+00:0029 September 2018|

How much do you know about the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)? Who fought on the side of the Republicans and who for the Nationalists? What happened to those who got caught in the middle, such as Paulino and Carmelo in Jose Sanchis Sinisterra's Ay, Carmela!?