FEATURED SHOW: Audiences are raving about The Swallow at the Cervantes Theatre, Last chance to see!

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Only a few days left to see Guillem Clua’s explosive new two-hander The Swallow, inspired by last year’s homophobic terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The world premiere production – which has been Offie-nominated for Best New Play and Best Male Actor for David Luque – must finish this Saturday (14 October 2017) at London’s Cervantes Theatre. We’ve rounded up press coverage and audience buzz about the show…

Ramón comes to Amelia’s house to ask for singing lessons – in preparation, he says, to perform a special song at his mother’s funeral. During the evening, among breathing exercises and confessions, they come to realise that they have another loved one in common, Amelia’s son Dani, and how his loss in a terrorist attack simultaneously separates and unites them.

The Swallow (La Golondrina) is translated by Tim Gutteridge and directed by Paula Paz, associate director of the Cervantes Theatre. It stars David Luque, Amparo Climent and Jeryl Burgess. The production features music by Nico Casal, composer of the music for 2016 Oscar winner Stutterer, and set design by Alejandro Andújar.

The Swallow (La Golondrina) runs at the Cervantes Theatre until Saturday 14 October 2017. It’s performed evenings at 7.30pm, Mondays to Wednesdays in Spanish and Thursdays to Saturdays in English. Tickets priced just £15.

View from the Cheap Seat
View from the Cheap Seat
“The Swallow is a tightly written, brilliantly directed and acted rollercoaster of anger, heartache, hatred, humour, recriminations, guilt and sorrow.”
Terri Paddock
Terri Paddock
“This had me in floods of tears… No spoilers, but if you empathised with Guardian columnist Owen Jones’ reason for storming off of Sky News last year after Orlando, you must definitely see this play.”
The Swallow
Cervantes Theatre: Giving Spanish writers a voice on the London stage
Located a stone’s throw from some of the South Bank’s powerhouse venues, the intimate Cervantes Theatre specialises in multilingual productions from Spain and Latin America’s hottest playwrights, directors and designers, the latest of which is the premiere of Guillem Clua’s The Swallow/La Golondrina.
★★★★★
★★★★★
“The Swallow was a captivating play – tightly written, with an astounding performance by the two actors. Very worthwhile seeing.”
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★★★★★
“Such a moving play – the actors reflect extraordinarily the feelings of the characters – very involving. The venue is very nice as well”
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★★★★★
“This two-hander was so movingly performed, I was embarrassingly sobbing at the finale.”
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★★★★★
“Very moving drama about something we should all reflect on… We are all part of a community that shares the same responsibility… Definitely worth it.”
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★★★★★
“A powerful reminder of how as a society we still exclude those whom we believe do not follow the norm or identify with what society dictates. Just fantastic. Thanks to the actors, director, writer and all those making this production.”
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★★★★★
“An emotional journey unfolding as the characters as they share each other’s sense of loss, grief, fear and guilt. A sensitive reminder of the fragility of life and the power of love.”
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