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 up 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.