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…
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.
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.