Eyes of the Night Poster /  The play is on from 11 - 28 September 2019 at the Cervantes Theatre /  Wednesdays and Thursdays  in Spanish / Fridays and Saturdays in English

The Eyes of the Night Los ojos de la noche


written by Paloma Pedrero

translated by Catherine Boyle


Life is full of moments of change that can pop up at anytime. An unexpected encounter between a woman, who supposedly has triumphed in life, and a blind man who she has hired to spend a few hours in a hotel with can be the trigger for a new life. Both will have to be able to open up and let themselves go with the flow…


Performances 11th - 28th September 2019 at 7.30pm, Tickets from £15.00

(Wednesday and Thursday in Spanish, Friday and Saturday in English)

Audio Described Performances : 20th, 21st September 2019 (carer goes free)

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 the play Run which is a Rapid Production performed at the Cervantes Theatre on 4th and 5th October 2019

Run ! ¡Corre!


By Yolanda García Serrano

translated by Jessica Rainey

There are siblings that hurt you, and Kico, who reappears to disturb the life of his only sister Emma, is one of these. Kico, who learnt to run before he could walk. First in front of his mother, later in front of his teachers and much later in front of the police. In contrast, Emma was always a good girl who learnt to protect herself from the disputes that racked her family. Why is it that siblings can be so different ?

RUN ! takes place over the time period of a year, from winter when, for the first time in a long time, Emma visits her brother in prison, to spring when Kico’s desire to run will determine both of their futures. «Nothing attracts you like the bad person» is the phrase that hovers over the relationship between the brother and sister. Why ? Because it’s as true as it’s painful.


This is a Cervantes Theatre Rapid Production:  

Friday 4th October 2019 7.30pm  in Spanish, Saturday 5th October 2019 7.30pm in English

Ticket Prices: £6/£5 concs

Poster of the play Stupid People which is a Rapid Production performed at the Cervantes Theatre on 11th and 12th October 2019

Stupid People Gente Estúpida


By Daniela Fejerman

translated by Hayley O’Kell and María Bastianes


Two brothers who argue as to who should care for their lonely mother, a couple who sleep together again after a year of separation, a pregnant policewoman, a British father who aims to pick up his son on his birthday, a desperate man who assaults an off-roader driven by a local dignitary. This is a comedy about stupidity, which knows no economic or social barriers. For there are stupid people in all societies, throughout all ages of all sexes, religions and races. But do we stop to think about this ?

This is a Cervantes Theatre Rapid Production:  

Friday 11th October 2019 7.30pm  in Spanish, Saturday 12th October 2019 7.30pm in English

Ticket Prices: £6/£5 concs

(A Rapid Production is the full play, rehearsed over an abridged amount of time – typically 3 days . It contains most of the elements of a full production, including typically music, set, costume and full actor movement. Actors will however be using scripts)

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


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

Photo of class of 5 students engaged in acting classes


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 aims to support, promote and internationalise modern day Spanish Drama



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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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.


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


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Mon - Fri 10:00-18:00

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