Just over a year ago, Brit Es Magazine published rumours of actor, director and producer Jorge de Juan’s ambitious plan to create a Spanish theatre company in London. One month later, the Spanish Theatre Company made their debut at the White Bear Theatre, a venue which played host to early performances from the likes of Torben Betts and Lucinda Coxon, despite being so small it barely holds 40 spectators.
On a sunny London morning in February, we meet Jorge de Juan, Spanish actor, director and producer who came to live in London just a few months ago, following a long career in Spain. He tells us that in the short space of time since he arrived, he has been to see more than fifty plays in the capital. Amongst these, of course, are a handful of Spanish classics performed at the Arcola Theatre in Hackney.