Spanish Theatre Festival in London

The Festival of Spanish Theatre in London opens this year with great enthusiasm in its fifth edition, in which we invite all those interested in Spanish culture and theatre, regardless of their knowledge of the language. We promise you an experience that, without a doubt, will make you want to come back for more.

Spanish Theatre Fiesta!

Do you fancy a memorable night out? Join us at our Spanish Theatre Festival, a Fundraising Event in aid of the 5th Festival of Spanish Theatre of London (FeSTeLón).

Come and get to know our team and what we do!

Enjoy Spanish buffet, a drink, music and entertainment at the H10 London Waterloo Hotel on the 27th April 2017 from 19:00 until midnight.

You can buy your tickets HERE

Thank you for your support! Muchas gracias! We hope to see you there…

 

The plays for the Fifth Annual Edition 2017 are:

Rosaura

Dates:  From Monday 12th  June until Thursday 15th  June

Time:  On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 19:30. On Thursday at 14:30.

There will be a Q & A session after Tuesday’s performance.

Venue:  The John Lyon’s Theatre at City Lit

Author:  Sandra Arpa & Paula Rodríguez

Company:  Teatro Inverso

‘Rosaura’ is a theatrical piece inspired by the play ‘Life is a Dream’. Taking this pinnacle work by Calderón de la Barca as reference, the play will switch the attention to its heroine, Rosaura. In their story, the verses of Calderón will engage in an open dialogue with reality today through storytelling.

 

Encerrona

Dates:  From Thursday 15th  June until Sunday 18th  June

Time:  On Thursday and Friday at 19:30. On Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. On Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

There will be a Q & A session after Saturday’s evening performance.

Venue:  The John Lyon’s Theatre at City Lit

Author:  Pepe Viyuela

Company:  The Vaudeville

“Encerrona” is a reflection on the everyday from the perspective of a clown. The character experiences being trapped on stage. For just over an hour, Pepe Viyuela is forced to act for an audience that watches him intensely. He is alone and his only companions are a series of objects with which he tries to work around; The guitar, the chair, the jacket, the newspaper and the ladder. We are faced with a metaphor in which the clown is each of us and his act is nothing but our lives.

 

Himmelweg – Heaven’s Way

Dates:  From Monday 19th  June until Wednesday 21st  June

Time:  On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 19:30.

There will be a Q & A session after Tuesday’s performance.

Venue:  The John Lyon’s Theatre at City Lit

Author:  Juan Mayorga

Company:  Atrium

A piece of historical and political theatre about a triumvirate of characters, set in World War II. A fable of the past that serves as a tool to talk about the present and to reflect on how our minds can be molded to the convenience of those in power.

 

About

The Festival of Spanish Theatre in London was founded in 2013. The first edition of this festival was inaugurated by  The Dictionary,  a piece that celebrated the power of words, recreating the figure of Maria Moliner. With the same celebratory and demanding spirit – the power of the word – the Festival of Spanish Theatre in London has been growing and gaining a presence in London, not only among Spanish-speaking communities, but also among the locals, who are the audience we Intend to reach. Thus, in order to promote Spanish theatre and open to our culture in London, the Festival has brought quality Spanish companies with creative, bold and innovative proposals that connect the Spanish dramatic and cultural tradition with the interests and the anxieties of our present day,

 

All the productions that we have brought- in Spanish- have had an overlay system in English (translation) to guarantee that all those interested in Hispanic culture and in our theatre, regardless of their knowledge of the language, can enjoy the works. The Festival also includes a rich program of parallel activities (in Spanish and English), such as seminars, conferences, workshops and Q & A sessions with the actors and directors, with which we intend to involve our audience in the close and familiar way, So that they can get a full, valuable and inspiring experience.