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in Spanish: 3, 7 (Saturday), 9, 10 December (19.30)

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en español:   3, 7 (sábado), 9,10 de diciembre (19.30)

en inglés 5, 6, 11 de diciembre (19.30) – Comprar Entradas

Late Autumn Production

THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS/LA CASA DE LOS ESPIRÍTUS

(suitable for ages 16+, no recomendada para menores de 16)

By Caridad Svich after Isabel Allende

“I realized Caridad had captured the spirit of the book, the story of a country reflected through a family…..I love that.” – 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.

Extension dates :  2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th 9th, 10th December

In English – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 31st October – 30th November 2019 7.30pm  (except Saturday 2nd/16th November 2019/Friday 22nd November)

Extension dates : 5th, 6th and 11th December

Duration: 2hrs 15mins

Ticket Prices: from £12.50

Please note: As in the novel, the play contains representations of  violence, sexual violence (inc rape) and sexual content. We think that this is not suitable for those under the age of 16. If you have concerns please ring the box office.

For an independent view of the impact of these scenes you can also read Melinda Houghton’s review in  viewfromthecheapseat.com

 

” Me di cuenta de que Caridad había capturado el espíritu del libro, la historia de un país reflejado a través de una familia….. y eso me encanta.”- Isabel Allende

La Casa de los Espíritus, publicada en 1982, es un National Bestseller que catapultó Isabela Allende al estrellato literario. Cuando la novela de Isabel Allende apareció por primera vez en la escena literaria internacional, fue anunciada como una respuesta feminista a los “Cien años de soledad” de Gabriel García Márquez;  hasta ahora ha cautivado a los lectores de todo el mundo, ya que se ha traducido a más de 20 idiomas.

Describe el ascenso y la caída de la familia Trueba en un país latinoamericano sin nombre (que recuerda a Chile), la obra de Caridad Svich abarca desde la década de 1920 hasta la de 1970, a medida que el país avanza a través de enormes cambios sociopolíticos que culminan en una dictadura devastadora. La obra se cuenta desde el punto de vista sensorial de la más joven de las tres generaciones de mujeres, Alba, que se encuentra detenida cuando comienza la obra, en una sala de tortura del gobierno. Los recuerdos vertiginosos, aterradores, divertidos, líricos y fantásticos, iluminan el escenario mientras Alba registra la historia de su familia y finalmente encuentra la fuerza para recuperar su propia historia. Esta nueva reinvención de “La casa de los espíritus” es una obra teatral audaz que captura la fuerza y la sensualidad de la visión de Allende a través del espíritu poético único de Caridad Svich.

 

En español – Lunes, martes y miércoles del 28 de octubre al 28 de noviembre 2019 7.30pm ,  sábado  2 y 16 de noviembre 2019  7.30pm

Funciones adicionales: los días 2,3,4,7,9 y 10 de diciembre

En inglés – jueves, viernes y sábado del 31 de octubre al 30 de noviembre 2019 7.30pm  (sábado 2 y 16 de noviembre 2019 y viernes 22 noviembre excluso)

Funciones adicionales: los días 5,6 y 11 de diciembre

2h 15m

Precios: desde £12.50

REVIEWS

All the following are well worth a read particularly for the comments on the work of the cast and supporting creative team:

“Imaginative, Powerful, Sensitive” – Broadwaybaby – 4 stars

“Paula Paz’s production is visually stunning…scenes that will remain with you long after the performance is over”   My Theatre Mates  – 4 Stars

“The excellent cast of twelve guide us through the complexities of this generational saga” Tim Winter, London Box Office – 4 stars

“…a fine pace and the narrative is clear and compelling.. full of feeling and rich in ideas and complexities”  Aleks Sierz – Does not give star ratings

Also read a review by Michael Davis of Breaking the Fourth Wall – 4 stars

 
 
 
Caridad Svich (playwright/lyricist) received the 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Prize for The House of the Spirits. Her plays and lyrics, in English and Spanish, have been seen across the US, Latin America, and in Europe. In the UK, she has worked with the Royal Court, Traverse Theatre, Hackney Empire, Actors Touring Company, Camden People’s Theatre, Chaskis Theatre, Signdance Collective, among others, and has been Visiting Research Fellow at Central School of Speech and Drama. She is published by Methuen Drama, Intellect UK, Routledge, Manchester University Press, and TCG. Her first opera Bernarda Alba, based on Lorca, composed by Griffin Candey, premieres in 2020, and her first feature film Fugitive Dreams is in post production. Her website is at https://www.caridadsvich.com

Caridad Svich (dramaturgo / letrista) recibió el OBIE 2012 for Lifetime Achievement, y 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Prize  por The House of the Spirits. Sus obras de teatro y letras, en inglés y español, se han visto en los Estados Unidos, América Latina y en Europa. En el Reino Unido, ha trabajado con Royal Court, Traverse Theatre, Hackney Empire, Actors Touring Company, Camden People’s Theater, Chaskis Theater, Signdance Collective, entre otros, y ha sido investigadora visitante en Central School of Speech and Drama. Ella es publicada por Methuen Drama, Intellect UK, Routledge, Manchester University Press y TCG. Su primera ópera, Bernarda Alba, basada en Lorca, compuesta por Griffin Candey, se estrena en 2020, y su primer largometraje Fugitive Dreams está en post producción. Su sitio web está en https://www.caridadsvich.com

PLAYWRIGHT/AUTORA – CARIDAD SVICH

 
 

ISABEL ALLENDE

Isabel Allende—novelist, feminist, and philanthropist—is one of the most widely-read authors in the world, having sold more than 74 million books. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel won worldwide acclaim in 1982 with the publication of her first novel, The House of the Spirits, which began as a letter to her dying grandfather. Since then, she has authored more than twenty three bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including Of Love and Shadows,Eva Luna, Daughter of Fortune, Island Beneath the Sea, Paula, The Japanese Lover and In the Midst of Winter. Translated into more than forty two languages. Allende’s works entertain and educate readers by interweaving imaginative stories with significant historical events.

In addition to her work as a writer, Allende devotes much of her time to human rights causes. In 1996, following the death of her daughter Paula, she established a charitable foundation in her honor, which has awarded grants to more than 100 nonprofits worldwide, delivering life-changing care to hundreds of thousands of women and girls. More than 8 million have watched her TED Talks on leading a passionate life.

She has received fifteen honorary doctorates, including one from Harvard University, was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, received the PEN Center Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Allende the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, and in 2018 she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. She lives in California. Her website is IsabelAllende.com.

Isabel Allende—escritora, feminista y filántropa: es una de las autoras más leídas del mundo con más de 74 millones de libros vendidos. Isabel, nació en Perú y creció en Chile, en 1982 ganó el reconocimiento mundial con la publicación de su primera novela, La Casa de los Espíritus, que comenzó como una carta de despedida a su abuelo moribundo. Desde entonces, ha escrito 23 obras, entre ellas De Amor y de Sombra, Eva Luna, Hija de la Fortuna, Paula, El Amante Japonés y Más Alládel Invierno. Sus libros, aclamados por la crítica, han sido traducidos a más de 42 idiomas. Sus obras entretienen y educan a los lectores tejiendo historias intrigantes con acontecimientos históricos importantes.

Además de su trabajo como escritora, Allende también dedica gran parte de su tiem-po a los derechos humanos. Tras la muerte de su hija Paula en 1992 estableció, en honor a ella, una fundación caritativa dedicada a la protección y al empoderamiento de mujeres y niñas. La fundación ha otorgado subvenciones a más de 100 orga-nizaciones no lucrativas en todo el mundo. Más de 8 millones han visto sus discursos TED Talks sobre cómo llevar una vida apasionada.

Ha recibido quince doctorados honoríficos, incluido uno de la Universidad de Harvard, fue admitida en el Salón de la Fama de California, recibió el Premio PEN Lifetime Achievement Award y el Premio Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award. En 2014, el presidente Barack Obama le otorgó la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad, la distinción civil más importante de la nación, y en 2018 recibió la Medalla de honor del National Book Award (premio Nacional de Literatura de EE.UU.), por su contribución al mundo de las letras estadounidenses. Isabel vive en California. Su página web es IsabelAllende.com

DIRECTOR – PAULA PAZ

 
 

Paula Paz is a theatre director and a former professional ballet dancer. She is the co-founder and associate director of the Cervantes Theatre in London and the Spanish Theatre Company.

Paula holds an MA with Distinction in Theatre Directing from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and she began her career as a professional Ballet Dancer with companies such as Angel Corella Ballet, Maria Gimenez Ballet and Ballet Ireland.

At the Cervantes Theatre she has directed Darwin’s Tortoise by Juan Mayorga, The Swallow by Guillem Clua, The Little Pony by Paco Bezerra and Ay, Carmela! by José Sanchis Sinisterra; as well as an array of dramatized readings and two rapid productions. Other directing credits include Knives in Hens by David Harrower at the KC Theatre; Sebastián Junyent’s dramatised reading It is Necessary to Take Apart the House at the White Bear Theatre; History of a Staircase by Buero Vallejo at Canada Water Culture Space and Eigengrau by Penelope Skinner at Mountview.

 

Paula Paz es directora de teatro y ex bailarina de ballet profesional. Es cofundadora y directora asociada del Cervantes Theatre de Londres y del Spanish Theatre Company. Paula tiene una maestría con distinción en dirección teatral de Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts y comenzó su carrera como bailarina de ballet profesional en compañías como Angel Corella Ballet, María Giménez Ballet y Ballet Ireland.

En el Teatro Cervantes ha dirigido LA Tortuga de Darwin de Juan Mayorga, La Golondrina de Guillem Clua, El pequeño poni de Paco Bezerra y Ay, Carmela! por José Sanchis Sinisterra; así como una variedad de lecturas dramatizadas y dos producciones rápidas. Otros créditos de dirección incluyen Knives in Hens de David Harrower en el KC Theatre; la lectura dramatizada de Sebastián Junyent Hay que deshacer una casa en el Teatro White Bear; Historia de una escalera de Buero Vallejo en Canada Water Culture Space y Eigengrau de Penelope Skinner en Mountview.

CAST/REPARTO

CANDELA GÓMEZ (ALBA)

 

 

LAURA ARNAIZ (PANCHA/MUJER 1)

 

VANESSA CALDERÓN (BLANCA/ROSA)

 

RAUL FERNANDES (ESTEBAN TRUEBA)

 

 

ALEJANDRA COSTA (TRÁNSITO)

 

MARÍA DE LIMA (NÍVEA/MUJER 2)

 

CONSTANZA RUFF (CLARA)

 

 

GIAN CARLO FERRINI (CONDE DE SATIGNY/BARRABÁS)

 

FEDERICO TRUJILLO (ESTEBAN GARCIA)

 

ROBERTO CORRECHER (SEVERO/PEDRO GARCÍA/CURA)

 

ELENA SAENZ (FÉRULA/MUJER 3)

 

ÁLVARO FLORES (PEDRO TERCERO)

 

RAUL FERNANDES (ESTEBAN TRUEBA)

Raul Fernandes was born in Mozambique. The family moved then to the Philippines and Switzerland where they settled. After being a pro skateboarder in his twenties, Raul joined the Serge Martin Theatre School in Geneva. He trained in the Jacques Lecoq method, and went on to work with acting coach Susan Batson in NYC.  Since then, he has been on stage in plays such as: Dangerous Liaisons,Don Juan, Holy Are You, A Lie of the Mindand The Flieswhich was performed at The Bunker Theatre. Raul is now based in London.

CONSTANZA RUFF (CLARA)

Constanza Ruff is a bilingual actress, physical theatre and circus performer.

Her UK stage credits include Second Movement (Barbican), Visions of Tiriel (Wilton’s Music Hall), Imagining Europe (Richmix), Wild Works (The Vaults), The BitchBoxer (Tristan Bates), Hamlyn (The Space), Helter Skelter (Gridiron Theatre Company) and many others.

As a keen improviser, mover and deviser, she’s very experienced in immersive and site-specific work having appeared in productions by Secret Cinema, Circus Mash, Rift and Artful Badgers.

As a circus artist, she’s performed for countless of events and companies such as the BBC, KFH Awards, LinkedIN, Cafe de Paris and London College of Fashion.

ALEJANDRA COSTA (TRÁNSITO)

Alejandra Costa trained at Identity Drama School in London and Ivana Chubbuck Studio in LA.  Her credits include “Constellations” (Courtyard Theatre), “God of Carnage” (Omnibus Theatre) and “Picasso” (The Playground Theatre) where she received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of Jacqueline Roque. Born in Madrid, she is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian

GIAN CARLO FERRINI (COUNT OF SATIGNY/BARABBAS/GUARD)

Gian Carlo Ferrini is a London-based Venezuelan Theatre, Film, TV and commercial actor. Gian Carlo has worked for Award winning directors Fina Torres, Miguel Ferrari and Miguel Littin, as well as international campaigns for English First and Nestlé’s Nestea.

In theatre, he has been cast in two sold-out seasons of Fango Negro, Annie Baker’s The Flick and the short-play Bullying, and has trained at the New York Film Academy and The Actors Gym for professional actors with coach Matilda Corral.

ELENA SAENZ (FÉRULA/WOMAN 3)

Elena Saenz was recently awarded Best Actress at Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia, a renowned film festival qualifying for the Goya Awards. Since 2012 Elena has been regularly training with John Strasberg, master of the realistic school. She has a background on physical theatre and contemporary dance too. Experienced on stage, voice over, film and tv, she has worked with James D’Arcy and has appeared on the BBC as Mary Queen of ScotS. Passionate about music, Elena is a poet and she has written, directed and produced several short films. She describes herself as a Cosmic Dancer and in her own words, she makes Magic out of darkness.

VANESSA CALDERÓÑ (BLANCA/ROSA)

Vanessa Calderón began acting in her native Colombia, she was part of the Theatre Study University of the Andes where she performed in productions of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and Iphigenia in Aulis, among others. She came to London to continue her acting studies at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she graduated with a Master in Acting for Screen. She has produced and stared in the short film Traces of a Soul, which was part of the official selection of St Neots Film Festival 2018 and Screentest: The National Student Film Festival 2018. She appeared in the t.v. series Genius: Picasso directed by Ken Biller. This is her stage debut in London.

DIANA VOLPE (NÍVEA/WOMAN 2)

Diana Volpe is an actor, director and producer. Trained at New York’s H.B. Studio, she has worked extensively in her native Venezuela, as    well as in New York, Washington,Tokyo. She has worked in both classical and contemporary plays, such as: August Osage County, Hilda,The House of Bernarda Alba, Happy Days, Emilia, A Streetcar Named Desire, Request Concert, Macbeth, Mrs. Klein, The Pelican, The Night of the Tribades,  Dissonorata, Quartet, Fuenteovejuna, Phoedra, Bloomfeld, The Laramie Project.

In London she was recently at the Cervantes with We Must Throw the Cows Down the Ravine, after a run at Madrid’s Teatro Espanol. Previously she starred in Sometines Y’s production of ‘night, Mother, at the Etcetera Theatre in London and at the Dancehouse Theatre in Manchester. She  has been the recipient of the Municipal Prize for Best Actor (2005, 2009), Venezuela’s Association of Theatre Critics’ prize for best actor (2016) and has been nominated twice as best theatre director by the same association. She has worked in film (Three Beauties, Reveron, Jezebel, Opposite Direction)  and television (soaps and films). Her credits as director include: 7 Minutes, Celebration, Mercury Fur, The Flick, Good People, Edgar and Anabel, The Sickness of Youth, Brundibar.

She is a founding member of TEATRELA (Teatro de Repertorio Latinoamericano), and is Artistic Director of Hebu Teatro. In 2013 she founded, together with Orlando Arocha and Ricardo Nortier, La Caja de Fósforos, a small experimental  space that has become an important reference in the Caracas theatre scene due to the selection and quality of its works and its active engagement in the training of actors,directors and new playwrights.

ÁLVARO FLORES (PEDRO TERCERO)

Alvaro is a Mexican actor. He trained at Italia Conti Academy (BA Acting) and the Royal Academy of Music (PGDip Musical Theatre). Theatre credits: Day of the Living / #WeAreArrested (RSC); Wig Out (Royal Court Theatre); The Time of Our Lies (Park Theatre); Don Quixote in Algiers (White Bear); Qaddafi’s Cook (NY & Hollywood Fringe, US).

Musical theatre credits: ClubMex (Hope Mill Theatre); Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Fidel the Musical (Iris Theatre), Madagascar Live (Latin America tour); Concert for Diana (Wembley Stadium).

Film and TV: Rambo: Last Blood, Daedalus, The Last Bite, Las Reglas de la Ruina.

CANDELA GÓMEZ (ALBA)

Candela Gómez is a bilingual actress and Voice Over Artist from Spain. She trained at Corazza Actor’s Studio in Madrid and has a degree in Audiovisual Communication.

She plays a lead role in the musical feature film SOLO! (2016). Her stage credits include The Trojan Women, Lysistrata, Blood Wedding, The House of Bernarda Alba, The Judge of the Divorces and others, several of which were played at the Cervantes Theatre in London.

FEDERICO TRUJILLO (ESTEBAN GARCÍA)

Federico Trujillo is a Colombian actor and Lamda 2017 Graduate. He recently finished shooting the series Home Invasion and prior to that the TV series Ransom. Appeared in Blood Wedding at the Omnibus Theatre, Yerma at the Cervantes Theatre, Raul on the TV series Thomas and friends and Angel on Fanatics by the Latin Stage.

LAURA ARNAIZ (PANCHA/MUJER 1)

Laura trained at La Lavanderia Drama School and at Juan Codina Studio in Madrid and in Commedia dell’Arte at the Scuola Internazionale dell’Attore Comico with Antonio Fava in Italy. In UK she has trained at workshops with Eric Mallet from Complicité and Simon Godwin among others. Her latest credits in theatre include “Love, mum(s)” at The Actors Centre, “The House of Bernarda Alba”, ‘Yerma” and “History of a Staircase” with the STC and “Paraíso” (short piece written by herself). She also has credits on TV (Silent Witness at BBC) and in film as a motion capture performer in “Little Heroes” by Orinoco Films.

ROBERTO CORRECHER (SEVERO/PEDRO GARCÍA/CURA)

Roberto Correcher is a London-based Spanish actor with more than 25 years of experience in theatre, cinema, television and voice-over. He is known for the Spanish version of “Ugly Betty” and his first feature film “Excuse me darling, but Lucas loved me“. He worked in renowned theatre plays as “Caligula” of Albert Camus, “Bohemian Lights” of Valle-Inclán, and “The Car Cemetery” of Fernando Arrabal. He loves writing and languages and is fluent in Spanish, English, Dutch, and Danish. He is an ambassador of the Spanish language and works as a translator and Spanish Teacher.

MARÍA DE LIMA (NÍVEA)

Maria de Lima’s work in Theatre includes: Frida and Diego (Presence Theatre); Blood Wedding (Omnibus Theatreand Almeida Theatre);There here Is Someone Who Hates Us(National Theatre of Scotland / Oran Mor); Throats (Pleasance Theatre); The Seduction of Anne Boleyn (Nuffield Theatre); Ay Federico (The Orange Tree); The Cinnamon Veil(Cochrane Theatre & UK tour); On Golden Pond (Politeama Theatre, Lisbon, Portugal); De Afonso Henriques a MarioSoares(Politeama Theatre, Lisbon, Portugal) – A Capital Best Stage Actress Award.

Film includes: Beast; I Am Henry; ImpiriosoDiviner; Broad DaylightEl Rey de Napoles; Luz Negra; The Milky Life.

TV includes: Apocalypse; Steel River Blues; The BillCabaret; Rebelde Way; Recidive; L’enfant en Heritage; Grande NoiteSE7E Awards nomination Best TV Actress, Portugal; O Quadro Roubado – SE7E awards nomination, Best TVActress, Portugal; Yes Minister – Golden Globes Nomination, Portugal. 

 

RAUL FERNANDES (ESTEBAN TRUEBA)

Raul Fernandes nació en Mozambique. Su familia se trasladó a las Filipinas y luego Suecia donde finalmente se establecieron. Después de hacer skateboarding profesionalmente en su juventud, Raul se matriculó en la Serge Martin Theatre School en Génova. Trabajó el método Jacques Lecoq, y pasó a trabajar con la directora de actores Susan Batson en Nueva York. Desde entonces, ha actuado en montajes como: Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan, Holy Are You, A Lie of the Mindand, The Flieswich (este último presentado en el The Bunker Theatre). Raul ahora mismo vive y se encuentra asentado en Londres.

CONSTANZA RUFF (CLARA)

Constanza Ruff es una actriz bilingüe con especialización en teatro físico y circo aéreo. 

Sus creditos en UK incluyen Second Movement (Barbican Centre), Visions of Tiriel (Wilton’s Music Hall), Imagining Europe (Richmix), Wild Works (The Vaults), The Bitch Boxer (Tristan Bates), Hamlyn (The Space), Helter Skelter (Gridiron Theatre Company) y muchos otros. 

Siendo una gran entusiasta de la improvisación, el movimiento y la creación, tiene mucha experiencia en “Immersive Theatre” actuando en producciones de compañías como Secret Cinema, Circus Mash, Rift y Artful Badgers. 

Como artista circense ha tomado parte en diferentes eventos para distintas compañías como BBC, KFH Awards, LinkedIN, CAfe de Paris y London College of Fashion

ALEJANDRA COSTA (TRÁNSITO)

Alejandra Costa se formó en Identity Drama School en Londres e Ivana Chubbuck Studio en Los Ángeles. 

Entre sus proyectos se encuentran “Constellations” (Courtyard Theatre), “God of Carnage” (Omnibus Theatre) y “Picasso” (The Playground Theatre) por cuya interpretación de Jacqueline Roque obtuvo muy buenas críticas.

Nacida en Madrid, además del castellano domina el inglés y el italiano

GIAN CARLO FERRINI (CONDE DE SATIGNY/BARRABÁS/GUARDIA)

Gian Carlo Ferrini es un actor venezolano radicado en Londres con experiencia en cine, teatro, televisión y comerciales. Gian Carlo ha trabajado con los reconocidos directores Fina Torres, Miguel Ferrari y Miguel Littín, así como campañas internacionales para English First y Nestea de Nestlé.

En teatro, ha formado parte del elenco de dos exitosas temporadas de Fango Negro: Teatro en el Autobús, The Flick, de Annie Baker y la obra de teatro breve Bullying, y ha entrenado en la New York Film Academy y el Gimnasio de Actores con la coach Matilda Corral.

ELENA SAENZ (FÉRULA/MUJER 3)

Elena Saenz ha sido recientemente galardonada con el premio a la Mejor Actriz en la Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia, uno de los reconocidos festivales que seleccionan películas para los Premios Goya. Desde 2012, Elena entrena regularmente con el maestro de la escuela realista John Strasberg. Tiene también una trayectoria en teatro físico y danza contemporánea. Con experiencia en teatro, doblaje, cine y televisión, ha trabajado con James D’Arcy y ha aparecido en la BBC como María Estuardo, Reina de los Escoceses. Una apasionada de la música, Elena es poeta y también ha escrito, dirigido y producido varios cortometrajes. Se describe a sí misma como una Cosmic Dancer y una Maga que crea luz en momentos de oscuridad.

VANESSA CALDERÓÑ (BLANCA/ROSA)

Vanessa Calderón comenzó a actuar en su natal Colombia, hizo parte del Teatro Estudio Universidad de los Andes donde actuó en los montajes de Ascenso y Caída de la Ciudad de Mahagonny e Ifigénia en Áulide, entre otras. Vino a Londres a continuar sus estudios actorales en The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama donde se graduó con un Master en Acting for Screen. Produjo y protagonizó el cortometraje Traces of a Soul, el cual fue parte de la selección oficial de St Neots Film Festival 2018 y Screentest: The National Student Film Festival 2018. Apareció en la serie de televisión Genius:Picasso dirigida por Ken Biller. Este es su debut teatral en Londres.

ÁLVARO FLORES (PEDRO TERCERO)

Mexicano y tapatío. Alvaro estudió interpretación en la Italia Conti Academy y después cursó una Maestría en Teatro Musical en la Royal Academy of Music.

Créditos teatro: Day of the Living / #WeAreArrested (RSC); Wig Out (Royal Court Theatre); The Time of Our Lies (Park Theatre); Don Quixote in Algiers (White Bear); Qaddafi’s Cook (NY & Hollywood Fringe, US).

Créditos teatro musical: ClubMex (Hope Mill Theatre); Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Fidel the Musical (Iris Theatre); Madagascar Live (Latin America tour); Concert for Diana (Wembley Stadium).

Cine y tv: Rambo: Last Blood, Daedalus, The Last Bite, Las Reglas de la Ruina.

CANDELA GÓMEZ (ALBA)

Candela Gómez es una actriz y artista de doblaje bilingue Española. Se formó en el Estudio de Actores de Corazza en Madrid y es licenciada en Comunicación Audiovisual. 

Jueva un papel principal en el largometraje musical SOLO! (2016). Sus créditos escénicos incluyen The Trojan Women, Lysistrata, Bodas de Sangre, La Casa de Bernarda Alba, The Judge of the Divorces y Otros, varios de los cuales se presentaron en el Cervantes Theatre de Londres. d

FEDERICO TRUJILLO (ESTEBAN GARCÍA)

Federico Trujillo es un actor colombiano y graduado de Lamda 2017. Recientemente terminó de rodar la serie Home Invasion y antes de eso la serie de televisión Ransom. Apareció en Blood Wedding en el Teatro Omnibus, Yerma en el Teatro Cervantes, Raúl en la serie de televisión Thomas and friends y Angel en Fanatics by the Latin Stage.

LAURA ARNAIZ (PANCHA/MUJER 1)

Laura se formó en escuela dramática La Lavanderia y en Estudio Juan Codina en Madrid y en Commedia dell’Arte en la Scuola Internazionale dell’Attore Comico con Antonio Fava en Italia. En el Reino Unido se ha formado en talleres con Eric Mallet de Complicité y Simon Godwin, entre otros. Sus últimos créditos en teatro incluyen “Love, mum (s)” en The Actors Center, “La Casa de Bernarda Alba”, “Yerma” y “History of a Staircase” con el STC y “Paraíso “(breve pieza escrita por ella misma). También tiene créditos en televisión (Silent Witness at BBC) y en el cine como intérprete de captura de movimiento en “Little Heroes” de Orinoco Films.

ROBERTO CORRECHER (SEVERO/PEDRO GARCÍA/CURA)

Roberto Correcher es un actor español radicado en Londres con más de 25 años de experiencia en teatro, cine, televisión y doblaje. Es conocido por la versión en español de ‘Ugly Betty‘ y su primer largometraje “Disculpe Cariño, Pero Lucas me Amaba“. Trabajó en obras de teatro de renombre como “Calígula” de Albert Camus, “Luces de Bohemia” de Valle-Inclán y “El Cementerio de Automóviles” de Fernando Arrabal. Le encanta la escritura y los idiomas y habla español, inglés, holandés y danés. Es embajador de la lengua española y trabaja como traductor y profesor de español. 

MARÍA DE LIMA (NÍVEA)

El trabajo de María de Lima en teatro incluye: Frida y Diego (Presence Theatre); Blood Wedding (Omnibus Theatre y Almeida Theatre); There is Someone who Hates Us (National Theatre of Scotland/Oran Mor); Throat (Presence Theatre); The Seduction of Anne Boleyn (Nuffield Theatre); Ay Federico (The Orange Tree); The Cinnamon Veil (Cochrane Theatre & tour por Reino Unido); On Golden Pond (Teatro Politeama, Lisboa) – y el premio Capital para Mejor Actriz de Teatro. 

El trabajo en cine incluye: Beast; I am Henry; Impirioso; Diviner; Broad Daylight; El Rey de Napoles; Luz Negra; The Milky Life

El trabajo en televisión incluye: Apocalypse; Steel River Blues; The Bill; Cabaret; Rebelde Way; Recidive; L’enfant en Heritage; Grande Noite – Nominación del premio SE7E a Mejor Actriz de TV, Portugal; O Quadro Roubado – Nominación del premio SE7E a Mejor Actriz de TV, Portugal; Yes Minister – Nominación a los Golden Globes, Portugal. 

CREATIVE TEAM / EQUIPO CREATIVO

Director/Directora : Paula Paz

Lighting Design/Diseño de iluminación: Nigel A. Lewis

Set Design/Diseño escenografía: Alejandro Andújar

Production Manager / Producción : Marcus Roche

Composer/Composición musical : Yaiza Varona

Video design/Diseño de arte visual: Enrique Muñoz

Costume Design/Diseño de vestuario: Isabel de Moral

In addition to the organisations listed on the footer of this website, we are extremely grateful to the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation for their support in helping us put this play on.