By popular demand, the UK premiere of Caridad Svich’s stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s best-selling 1982 novel The House of the Spirits has extended by a fortnight at the Cervantes Theatre, London’s home of Spanish and Latin American drama.
Originally scheduled to finish this month, Paula Paz‘s brand-new bilingual production is now booking until 11 December 2019, with new performances in English on 5, 6 and 11 December and in Spanish (which have already largely sold out) on 2, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10 December, plus a 7 December matinee at 2.30pm.
Charting the rise and fall of the Trueba family in an unnamed Latin American country, The House of the Spirits spans the 1920s through the 1970s, as the country moves through enormous sociopolitical changes that culminate in a devastating dictatorship. The play is told from the point of view of the youngest of three generations of women, Alba, who, as the play opens, is held in a government torture cell.
The 1982 novel of The House of the Spirits catapulted Chilean writer Isabel Allende to international literary stardom. The stage version, adapted by Caridad Svich, won the 2011 American Theatre Critics Prize.
At London’s Cervantes Theatre, Pia Laborde-Noguez plays Alba in a bilingual cast alongside Raul Fernandes, Constanza Ruff, Vanessa Calderón, Diana Volpe, Elena Saenz, Daniela Cristo, Alejandra Costa, Rodrigo Peñalosa, Álvaro Flores, Álvaro Ramos and Gian Carlo Ferrini. Associate director and Cervantes co-founder Paula Paz directs.
The House of the Spirits (La Casa de los Espiritus) now runs until 11 December 2019 at the Cervantes Theatre, Arch 26, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR, with 7.30pm performances Mondays to Saturdays. Check website for Spanish versus English performances. Tickets priced £17.50-£25. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!