Three generations and 500-odd pages of Isabel Allende’s best-selling 1982 novel The House of the Spirits come to life onstage at London’s Cervantes Theatre in Paula Paz’s brand-new bilingual production. Have a look at sneak-peek production photo gallery – and then get booking!
Charting the rise and fall of one 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.
Production photography by Elena Molina.
The House of the Spirits (La Casa de los Espiritus) runs from 28 October to 30 November 2019 at the Cervantes Theatre, Arch 26, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR, with 7.30pm performances, in Spanish Mondays to Wednesdays, in English on Thursdays to Saturdays. Tickets priced £17.50-£25. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!