BLACK THE CLOWN
BLACK EL PAYASO

by Pablo Sorozábal
Libretto by Francisco Serrano Anguita
Libretto adapted by Ignacio García
Directed by Paula Paz
Music Direction by Ricardo Gosalbo

20-24 SEP Cervantes Theatre

This Cervantes Theatre production will be at the Arcola Theatre as part of the Grimeborn Festival 2nd – 6th August 2022 and at the Cervantes Theatre 20th – 24th September.

Esta producción del Cervantes Theatre se representará en el Arcola Theatre como parte del Grimeborn Festival del 2 al 6 de agosto y en el Cervantes Theatre del 20 al 24 de septiembre.

 

Exiled from a country immersed in civil war, two clowns find themselves in the heart of the Parisian underworld at a time of revolution.

Black, el Payaso / Black, the Clown is one of Pablo Sorozábal‘s most ambitious and wide-ranging work. An ingenious allegory of art and nationalist politics, its sharp and political edge that remains relevant today. The libretto is based on the French novel La princesse aux clowns by Jean-José Frappa.

This Spanish operetta / zarzuela first premiered in Spain in 1942.  This Cervantes Theatre production directed by Paula Paz marks its UK premiere.

Dos payasos en el exilio procedentes de un país inmerso en una guerra civil se hallan en el corazón de los bajos fondos parisinos en tiempos de revolución.

Black, el Payaso es uno de los trabajos más ambiciosos y de más amplio alcance de Pablo Sorozábal. Es una alegoría ingeniosa del arte y de la política nacionalista, de una agudeza política que sigue estando vigente hoy en día. El libreto se inspira en la novela francesa La princesse aux clowns de Jean-José Frappa.

Esta opereta / zarzuela se estrenó en España en 1942 y ahora se estrena en el Reino Unido con esta novedosa producción del Cervantes Theatre dirigida por Paula Paz.

Dramatised readings

BROKEN TOYS
JUGUETES ROTOS

by Carolina Román
ONLINE DRAMATISED READING

The online dramatized reading for Broken Toys by Carolina Román has been postponed to a later date which we will announce shortly.

La representación online de la lectura dramatizada de Juguetes rotos de Carolina Román se traslada a una nueva fecha que se anunciará en breve.

SONG FOR A BAREFOOT CHILD
CANCIÓN PARA UN NIÑO DESCALZO

by Clara Díaz Suárez
ONLINE DRAMATISED READING

20 OCT

FUENTEOVEJUNA

by Lope de Vega
ONLINE READING


8 DEC

Digital Content

In Conversation

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:

 

Paco Bezerra

Playwright

The Little Pony / El Pequeño Poni

Lucía Carballal

Playwright

An American Life / Una vida americana

Carolina África

Playwright

Summer in December / Verano en Diciembre

Paloma Pedrero

Playwright

The eyes of the Night / Los ojos de la noche

Jesús Cimarro

Producer


Fefa Noia

Theatre Director

 

Guillermo Heras

Theatre Director

 

 

Online Dramatised Readings and Q&A