First reviews are now in for the European premiere of The Eyes of the Night, running in both English and Spanish until 28 September 2019 as part of the Cervantes Theatre’s second annual Contemporary Spanish Playwriting season. We’ve rounded up selected highlights below. Time to get booking!
Written by leading Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero and translated by Catherine Boyle, 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 she pays to spend an evening with her in a hotel room, will need to 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 sensory perspective on life. Both casts are directed by Simone Coxall.
Orgulloso de que mi querida Paloma Pedrero @palomapedrerodi pueda estrenar #LosOjosDeLaNoche en Londres,una obra nunca estrenada en España.Y feliz por la primera crítica de 4 estrellas! https://t.co/UbLMANJuyP Gracias a @ACEcultura por este IICiclo de Teatro Español Contemporáneo pic.twitter.com/xt2zSihmMf
— Jorge de Juan García (@jorgedejuan) September 14, 2019
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!