Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Due to the current circumstances and the second lockdown in the UK, we have decided to postpone the last three online dramatised readings of the season: Tenderness, The Public and Seeing Through Love. We hope we’ll be able to film them as soon as things get better and we can’t wait to share them with you.

The Cervantes Theatre is a registered charity, and any donation or subscriptions towards our Friends Scheme will ensure that our theatre stays open after this crisis has passed.

We are paying close attention to the situation and government advice, and will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Many thanks for your support and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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DIRECT YOUR FUTURE

Support programme for young directors

Autumn Season 2020

2020 has proven to be one of the most challenging years for the Cervantes Theatre and for the whole industry in general, but we have been working relentlessly to keep bringing you the best Spanish and Latin American theatre. This is why we decided to launch the Autumn Season as a series of online dramatised readings. The plays are translated, rehearsed in 2 days, filmed in 1 day and then streamed online for free so that you can watch them from the comfort of your home. The aim is to keep connecting with you all until we can safely reopen the doors of our theatre for public performances.

The Cervantes Theatre is a registered charity, and any donation or subscription towards our Friends Scheme will ensure that our theatre stays open after this crisis has passed.

Thank you for your support and we can’t wait to welcome you back to the Cervantes Theatre soon.

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TENANT (9 NUMANTIA STREET)

by Paco Gámez

Translated by Tim Gutteridge

17th SEP

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JOE STRUMMER TAKES A WALK

by Juan Alberto Salvatierra

Translated by L. Finch

24th SEP

TAXI GIRL

by María Velasco

Translated by Jessica Rainey

1st OCT

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THE CLOWN’S MINUTE

by José Ramón Fernández

Translated by Puerto Baker

8th OCT

Happiness

HAPPINESS

by Marilia Samper

Translated by Steven Capsuto

22nd OCT

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ATRA BILIS

by Laila Ripoll

Translated by Clare Nimmo

5th NOV

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THE PLAY TO BE PLAYED

by Miguel del Arco

and Aitor Tejada

Translated by Simon Breden

12th NOV

TENDERNESS

by Alfredo Sanzol

Translated by Simon Breden

2021

THE PUBLIC

by Federico García Lorca

2021

SEEING THROUGH LOVE

by Nando López

(version of María de Zaya’s novels)

Translated by Catherine Boyle

2021

Past events

In Conversation

Join us to our In Conversation sessions and get to know some of the Spanish playwrights that have come to the Cervantes Theatre. Our cofounder Paula Paz will talk with them about their experience at the theatre, their work, their creative process, what moves them and what inspires them. 

 

Únete a nuestra serie de In Conversation y descubre a algunos de los autores que han pasado por el Cervantes Theatre. Nuestra cofundadora Paula Paz hablará con ellos sobre su experiencia en el teatro, su trabajo, su proceso creativo, lo que les mueve y lo que les inspira.

 

48 profesionales de diferentes sectores con una lengua común y una misma pasión que les mueve a estudiar teatro cada semana con Jorge de Juan en el Cervantes Theatre. Ingenieros, licenciados, enfermeras, médicos, arquitectas, contables, abogadas, diseñadores, terapeutas, científicos… Todos ellos toman la palabra y comparten contigo un poema desde sus casas.

 

 

10 poemas de amor y una canción confinada

Con el objetivo de lanzar un mensaje de amor en los tiempos del virus, Jorge de Juan y su hija María de Juan, Cantante y compositora granadina que acaba de publicar su primer disco 24/7, se unen en la distancia, desde Londres y Granada, respectivamente. Jorge leerá poemas de Joan Margarit, Gioconda Belli, Pablo Neruda y Alfonsina Storni, entre otros poetas, y María versionará el poema “Te quiero”, de Mario Benedetti, acompañada de Andrés Barrios.

Velada propuesta por el Cervantes Theatre de Londres, en colaboración con el Instituto Cervantes Londres.

 

El Origen de la técnica o el destino del teatro

El Cervantes Theatre de Londres en colaboración con el Instituto Cervantes se complace en presentar al maestro de actores Jorge Eines en una Clase Magistral bajo el título “El origen de la técnica o el destino del teatro” el acto será presentado por Jorge de Juan, director artístico del Cervantes Theatre y de la Spanish Theatre Company, y alumno de Jorge Eines.

CLASE MAGISTRAL

6 JULIO 6 pm UK / 7 pm ES

WEBINAR GRATUITO

 

 

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COURAGE, OUTRAGE AND WOMAN

VALOR, AGRAVIO Y MUJER

by Ana Caro – Translated by Catherine Boyle

17th JUNE 6pm UK
Online Dramatised Reading in English

18th JUNE 6pm UK
Conversation with Catherine Boyle and Juana Escabias. Paula Paz moderator.

María de Juan 24/7 Tour – Concert 20th and 21st March

 

María de Juan comes to London as part of the tour of the 24/7 Album, produced by Manuel Cabezalí, in which the singer and keyboardist Víctor Cabezuelo, leader of the Rufus T Firefly band, has participated.

 

A conceptual album, mature and very personal, with a depth very rare for an artist her age, but not surprising due to her personal life and professional career. In this conceptual album with songs in Spanish, María de Juan associates the hours of the day with different feelings; 24 hours seven days a week.

 

María has been invited to be part of the 2020 Sonorama Festival and she promises to be one of the revelations of the year.

 

 

 

María de Juan llega a Londres en su gira de presentación de 24/7 su primer trabajo musical, producido por Manuel Cabezalí, en el que ha participado el cantante y teclista Víctor Cabezuelo, líder de la banda Rufus T Firefly.

 

Un disco conceptual, maduro y muy personal, sumamente peculiar atendiendo a la juventud de María, lo que no es de sorprender por su trayectoria personal, con  ocho  temas en castellano que nacen de la asociación de las horas del día con los sentimientos; 24 horas los siete días de la semana.

 

María de Juan, ha sido seleccionada para el Sonorama 2020 y promete ser una de las revelaciones de este año.

 

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

Productions

 La Casa de Bernarda Alba – UK Tour 2020

 

By Federico García Lorca

Our award winning production of Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba tours to several venues outside London. Current dates are:

3rd – 4th March 2020  – Crescent Theatre Birmingham

9th – 10th March 2020 – Phoenix Theatre Castleford

18th March 2020 – Mac Belfast Postponed

23rd – 24th March 2020 – Redgrave Theatre Bristol Postponed

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

SUPPORT OUR PRODUCTIONS

– 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

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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 – WINNING PLAY ANNOUNCED

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

 

PREMIO ANA CARO – EDICIÓN I    – OBRA GANADORA

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

 

 

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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

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Box office number: 020 3633 4406

Box Office opening hours:

Mon - Fri 10:00-18:00

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