THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA
The House of Bernarda Alba explores themes of repression, passion and conformity through the depiction of a matriarch’s domination of her five daughters. Described by the author as “a drama of women in the villages of Spain”, the deliberate exclusion of any male character from the action helps build the high level of sexual tension that is present throughout this masterpiece.
Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), poet and dramatist, was one of the greatest Spanish writers of the 20th century. He was killed by nationalist troops at the age of thirty-eight at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War and two months after completing The House of Bernarda Alba.
9th January 2024 – 17th February 2024
9 de enero 2024 – 17 de febrero 2024
Matinees from Mondays to Fridays at 2:30pm, evening performances from Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes. (this includes a 15 minutes interval)
Premio Ana Caro de Teatro III Edición
El jurado del III Premio Ana Caro de Teatro, compuesto por Jorge de Juan y Paula Paz, directores artísticos del Cervantes Theatre, Concha Pina, directora de Antígona ediciones, Juan Alberto Salvatierra y Clara Díaz, autores premiados en la primera y segunda edición del Premio Ana Caro; declaran por unanimidad, ganador el texto “Nosotros mirando una película coreana”, del dramaturgo Santiago Sanguinetti. El jurado destaca de la obra la maestría y precisión en el diálogo y el empleo de un humor generado a través de la sugerencia y de la palabra, así como la plasmación de temas, ideas y conflictos contemporáneos que recorren el texto con una excelente calibración de naturalidad.
The jury of the III Ana Caro Theatre Award, comprising Cervantes Theatre’s artistic directors, Jorge de Juan and Paula Paz, Concha Pina, director of Antígona ediciones, Juan Alberto Salvatierra and Clara Díaz, award-winning authors in the first and second editions of the Ana Caro Award, unanimously declared the play “Nosotros mirando una película coreana” as the winner, by the playwright Santiago Sanguinetti. The jury highlights the play’s mastery and accuracy in dialogue, and the use of humour generated through clever use of language and suggestion, as well as the expression of contemporary themes, ideas and conflicts that naturally run through the play.
We continue with our digital series of ‘In Conversation’, in which our Artistic Director Paula Paz will interview some of the most prominent artists and professionals from the theatre scene in Spain.
You’ll be able to watch all the conversations here:
The Little Pony / El Pequeño Poni
An American Life / Una vida americana
Summer in December / Verano en Diciembre
The eyes of the Night / Los ojos de la noche
Direct Your Future
DIRECT YOUR FUTURE
Support programme for young directors
The Cervantes Theatre has launched its first development programme for young directors called Direct Your Future. After a selection process, we are happy to introduce you to the 6 emerging directors that will have the opportunity to develop their craft with this scheme. We are offering them a paid week of rehearsals at the theatre with actors so that they can explore their proposed project and a mentorship scheme to support them along the way.
“We can not afford to lose our youngest generation of artists. The future may seem dark and uncertain for many of them but we are here to offer our support and guidance, giving them voice and space within an international creative context and telling them that they are valued and needed”
Paula Paz, cofounder and Artistic Director of the Cervantes Theatre.
ACTING CLASSES/CLASES DE INTERPRETACIÓN
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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.