The Old Masters Los Viejos Maestros

By Eva Hibernia

Five people, two women and three men, meet at a campsite by the sea. Within 24 hours, everything surfaces, the miracle of love, passion, seduction and the desire for money. Malena and the old man, Professor Boyer, have arrived at the site as a final stop in the shipwreck of their voyage together with the secret aim of selling the site.

Malena’s beauty and magnetism relieve the boredom for Iván and for Miquel, the village doctor. For her part, Sofia, the niece who survived the 11M terrorist attacks, taking refuge in this corner of the world and, in love with the doctor, watches these people search for each other and repel each other in a game in which she can’t participate. Who are these old masters and what can they teach her ? What are we ready to risk when life throws us her final opportunity ?

This is a Cervantes Theatre Rapid Production:

Just two performances

In Spanish: Friday 31st May 2019 at 7.30pm 

In English:  Saturday 1st June 2019 it 7.30pm

Tickets £15/£12 concs 

Eva Hibernia


Eva Hibernia is an award-winning playwright, theatre director, dramaturg, poet, novelist and essayist.

She has written over 26 plays and her productions have been staged at the Teatro Español, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, La Sala Beckett, La Sala Cuarta Pared and at festivals around the world.  Her plays have been translated into German, Greek, English, Portuguese, Italian, French and Catalan.

Her awards are: Los Viejos Maestros, finalist of the prestigious Premi Born 2012, (Antígona Editorial, Madrid 2018), Informe Titán (Esperpento, Madrid 2017), La Sal, special jury mention, Escena Contemporánea’s National Prize 2006.  Bilingual edition spanish & catalan, (Anna B’koaj Ediciones, Barcelona 2012), La América de Edward Hopper (Proa, Barcelona, 2009. Second edition CAOS Editorial, Madrid 2011), Una mujer en transparencia. (Proa, Barcelona 2008), Fuso Negro, Accésit Teatro SGAE National Prize 2005. (Teatroautor, Madrid 2006), El arponero herido por el tiempo, Accésit Marqués de Bradomín National Prize. 1997 (Injuve. Madrid, 1998). 

She directed her last play, Carolina, he contado las manchas del leopardo hasta llegar a la luna, which premiered at Teatre La Cuina (Barcelona 2017).

Creative Team:
Director: Paula Paz
Assistant Director: Elena Lasa
Set Designer: Mariachiara Maracci
Lighting Technician: Fernando Benito

Cast in Spanish:
Iván: Ramiro Alonso
Sofía: Estrella Alonso
Miquel: Marco di Tieri
Profesor Boyer: Alberto Closas
Malena: Alejandra Costa

Cast in English:
Valverde: Howard Teale
Sofía: Estrella Alonso
Miquel: Dominic Blight
Professor Boyer: Michael Eriera
Malena: Leila Damilola