We’re counting down to The Eyes of the Night, premiering next month as part of the Cervantes Theatre’s second annual Contemporary Spanish Playwriting season, supported by Acción Cultural Española and Arts Council England. Simone Coxall has been running both the English and Spanish casts through their paces. Sneak a peek inside rehearsals – and then get booking!
The Eyes of the Night runs at the Cervantes Theatre from 11 to 28 September 2019, with a press night on Friday 13 September, including a post-show Q&A with the English cast chaired by MyTheatreMates founder Terri Paddock.
The two-hander, written by internationally renowned Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero, translated by Catherine Boyle, receives a full production this year following a successful dramatised reading last year as part of the Cervantes’ inaugural Contemporary Spanish Playwriting Season.
The Eyes of the Night is a complex and beautiful play that reveals the deepest desires and fears of a middle-aged businesswoman who, with the help of a blind man, will need to experience the darkness in order to see the light.
Life is full of moments of change that can pop up at anytime. An unexpected encounter between a businesswoman, who supposedly has triumphed in life, and a blind man who she’s just met and asked to spend a few hours in a hotel with her can be the trigger for a new life. Both will have to be able to open up and let themselves experience the darkness in order to see the light…
Lanna Joffrey and Leyre Berrocal play the businesswoman in the English and Spanish casts, respectively, opposite visually impaired actors Samuel Brewer and Josema Gomez as the man who gives her a new perspective of life. Both casts are directed by Simone Coxall.
The Eyes of the Night (Los ojos de la noche) runs from 11 to 28 September 2019 at the Cervantes Theatre, Arch 26, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR, with 7.30pm performances, in Spanish on Wednesdays and Thursdays, in English on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets priced £15-£25. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!