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.
Trailer for Ham and Passion, a triple bill of dance choreographed by Carlos Pons Guerra for DeNada Dance Theatre. / Works: Young Man!, O Maria and Passionaria. / Performed by Victoria Da Silva, Sabrina Ribes Bonet, Joao Maio and Margherita Eliot. / Filmed by Dan Tucker.
Brit Es Magazine was invited to chat with Curtis Harding. We sent Guido Benedicto, our man in Benicàssim, to sit down and get to know Mr. Harding’s soul, and to discuss music, art and fashion.
Brit Es Magazine spoke to Andrew ‘Whitey’ White and VJ (drums) in the Festival of Benicassim in Spain. Here you are the full interview where they talk about their music, their favorites other bands, politics and much more. A video by Guido Benedicto.
‘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
The Driver’s Seat a production of NTS designed by Ana Inés Jabares Pita and directed by Laurie Sansom
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.
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.
Pathos Theatre returns to London to play with your feelings through a unique and brilliant international cast, live music, graphics? and more travelling. Next April Pathos Theatre presents Lessons to dissect a heart, a story about people trying to learn their lessons about love, but struggling to find the right companions. The questions are: is love going to be enough for them? Can love save them or is love going to kill them? Are they ready to undergo the physical and emotional impact?
‘Unborn in America’ is a twisted satire of American excess. Created by composer Luke Styles (Glyndebourne Opera) and director-librettist Peter Cant and stared by acclaimed opera singer and cabaret artist Jessica Walker.
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK première of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane’s new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar’s Oscar-nominated film “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and with an international cast that includes Ricardo Afonso, Marianne Benedict, Haydn Gwynne, Seline Hizli, Holly James, Michael Matus, Rebecca McKinnis, Sarah Moyle, Alastair Natkiel, Haydn Oakley, Jérôme Pradon, Nuno Queimado, Dale Rapley, Anna Skellern, and Willemijn Verkaik, “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” will open at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015.