We first met Jorge de Juan (Cartagena, 1961) when we interviewed him a while back in 2014. Back then, he was telling us about his return to London and plans of setting up The Spanish Theatre Company in the capital…
After a wait of almost three years, La Tristura makes its triumphant return to the stage with the premier of its latest production ‘Cine’. The air of excitement outside the Sala Verde at Teatros del Canal last night was certainly to be expected given La Tristura’s reputation as one of Spain’s most exciting and innovative theatre companies of the last decade. Their appearance in this year’s ‘Festival de Otoño a Primavera’ is not to be missed!
CASA Latin American Theatre Festival returns from 2–11 October to the Barbican and Rich Mix. This year’s highlights include a barmy Brazillian take on the life and work of Samuel Beckett in ‘Neverwhere Beckett’ by hotly tipped emerging company Café Cachorro, making their UK debut at Rich Mix; also at Rich Mix British-Latin American company Las Nanas de la Cebolla with ‘When They Disappear’, winner of the 2014 CASA Scratch Award with a compelling, visually stunning look at Mexico’s pandemic violence against women. And , of course, the new edition of Nuestra CASA Scratch Night, with five new companies competing for this year’s prize.
‘Las heridas del viento’ is a tense and moving exploration of the devastating effect that unrequited love can have upon an individual. Juan (Kiti Mánver) and David (Dani Muriel) are strangers with little in common. The death of Rafael, David’s patriarchal and unsentimental father, brings the two men together and forces them to confront the reality of their relationship with him and the way it has shaped their identity. Photos © Noela Roibás
Adapted and directed by the National Theatre of Scotland’s Artistic Director Laurie Sansom and designed by Spanish stage designer Ana Inés Jabares Pita (winner of the 2013 Linbury Prize for Stage Design), ‘The Driver’s Seat’ is the first theatrical presentation of Muriel Spark’s psychologically thrilling 1970 short novel which plays at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and tramway, Glasgow from 13 June 2015.
The title of Jardiel Poncela’s most popular work conjures up a pastoral image, quite middle class. A sleepy little girl in a springtime garden, stood beneath a flowering tree… It’s not until the very end that the audience finds out that the title is actually referring to the place where a body has been buried — that little girl from the pastoral image was actually the victim of a family of lunatics and a class system in which social appearances don’t quite mirror the truth.