Productions

The House of the Spirits La Casa de los Espíritus

 

By Caridad Svich after Isabel Allende

“The House of the Spirits,” published in 1982, is a National Bestseller and Isabel Allende’s debut novel which catapulted her to literary stardom. When Isabel Allende’s novel first appeared on the international literary scene, it was widely heralded as a feminist response to Gabriel García Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude”; it continues to this day to captivate readers across the world as it has been translated in over 20 languages.

Charting the rise and fall of the Trueba family in an un-named Latin American country (reminiscent of Chile), Caridad Svich’s play spans the 1920s through the 1970s, as the country moves through enormous sociopolitical changes that culminate in a devastating dictatorship. The play is told from the sensorial point of view of the youngest of three generation of women, Alba, who is held as the play opens, in a torture room by the government. The swirling memories, frightening and amusing, lyrical and fantastic, illuminate the stage as Alba records her family’s history and ultimately finds the strength to recover her own story. This new re-imagining of “The House of the Spirits” is a bold and daring theatre piece that captures the force and sensuality of Allende’s vision through Caridad Svich’s unique poetic spirit.

In Spanish – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 28th October – 28th November 2019 7.30pm ,  Saturday 2nd and 16th November 2019 at 7.30pm plus various matinees

In English – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 31st October – 30th November 2019 7.30pm  (except Saturday 2nd/16th November 2019)

 

Ticket Prices: from £20 / £17.50 concs 

Poster of the play the House of the Spirits being performed in Spanish and English at the Cervantes Theatre between October 28th and November 30th 2019

Rapid Productions/Readings

Poster of a the play Courage, Outrage and Women performed as a reading at the Cervantes Theatre on October 18th and 19th 2019

Courage, Outrage and Woman Valor, agravio y mujer

 

By Ana Caro de Mallén

Translated by Catherine Boyle

THESE PERFORMANCES ARE READINGS

The heroine, Leonor has been abandoned by her lover, Juan. She disguises herself as a man in order to challenge him with the hope of restoring her lost honour through his death. Following him over the seas, she becomes caught in a lover triangle (courting, as a man, her rival Estela) and successfully manipulates everybody she meets.

Friday 18th October  2019 7.30pm  in Spanish, Saturday 19th October 2019 7.30pm in English

Ticket Prices: £6/ £5 concs

What Guitar Trio is an ensemble made up of award winning guitarists Michael Hughes, Jonathan Parkin and Ioannis Theodoridis. The trio explores an array of repertoire with a focus on contemporary music, performing original works for guitar trio ranging from Anton Diabelli to Per Nørgård and Beat Furrer, as well as many of their own arrangements and premieres of new works.
Since its inception in 2016 the ensemble has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Wigmore Hall, the Barbican and The National Portrait Gallery, and for The Greenwich Early Music Festival. The trio gained a place on the International Guitar Foundation’s Young Artist Platform in 2018 and performed at Kings Place for the IGF’s London Guitar Festival.
 
Arnaud Dumond has recorded 15 CDs and he has played in more than 60 countries. He is a prize winner of several international competitions such as those in Paris, Tokyo and the Gaudeamus Competition in Amsterdam. He is the author of many compositions for guitar solo, ensembles, concerti and choir such as his Mass in terra pax and Nativity Requie. The online magazine guitaremag.com wrote about him in 2018: Arnaud Dumond is one of the most exciting musical personalities on the French scene. The Dumond-Bernard Guitar Duo was specifically founded to record the work for two guitars by Arnaud Dumond. The duo has played worldwide, and have most recently toured in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

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– THE FRIENDS SCHEME

 

The Cervantes Theatre runs a friends scheme that enables people to support the charity to continue providing top quality theatre. Productions in off-west end theatres in London cannot be put on solely through ticket sales (prices would have to roughly double for this to be the case) and so every play requires money to be found from elsewhere. We are deeply grateful to our main corporate and institutional sponsors, whose logos with links to their websites are on the bottom of every page of this website together with Arts Council England for their support

The Friends scheme is designed for individuals who want to help us. In exchange we offer a range of benefits including discounts on ticket and bar prices. Read more here

Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes
Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes
Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes
Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes

ACTING CLASSES/CLASES DE INTERPRETACIÓN

From September 16th 2019 – Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced

The classes are in Spanish and are suitable for both native Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers who have a good level of Spanish. Minimum age is 17/No Maximum

Las clases se imparten en español y son aptas tanto para hispano hablantes como para personas para quienes el español no es su primera lengua pero que tienen un buen nivel del mismo.  Si puedes leer el español en esta página,  puedes hacer el curso. La edad mínima requerida es  de 17  años  o más (nuestro participante anterior de mas edad tiene 65 años).

THE 1ST ANA CARO PRIZE 

The 1st Ana Caro Prize aims to support, promote and internationalise modern day Spanish Drama

 

PREMIO ANA CARO – EDICIÓN I    

El I PREMIO ANA CARO DE TEATRO 2019, tiene como finalidad apoyar, promocionar y difundir internacionalmente la dramaturgia en lengua española más actual

 

 

Poster showing logo for Ana Caro prize

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OUR JOURNEY TO OPENING THE CERVANTES THEATRE

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The Cervantes Theatre stages numerous Spanish language plays throughout the year from both Spanish and Latin American playwrights. The productions are performed in Spanish on Monday-Tuesday, and in English Wednesday-Saturday. Our weekly Tuesday matinees are ideal for school groups wishing to visit our 88 seat venue.

All schools who wish to be involved with the programme will  be provided with our educational pack a few weeks before the trip, which includes information on our current production and interactive workshops which can be carried out in class either before or after seeing the play.

Visits also include a pre or post-show talk with a member of the creative team, who will talk about the creative process and discuss issues surrounding the play.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME

Photo of school involved in workshop on the set of Yerma at the Cervantes Theatre

 

Box office number: 020 3633 4406

Box Office opening hours:

Mon - Fri 10:00-18:00

info@cervantestheatre.com

Cervantes Theatre Arch 26 229 Union Street London SE1 0LR