‘Absorbing, compelling, excellent, visually beautiful’… Is it any wonder that The House of the Spirits has extended its sell-out, bilingual run at London’s Cervantes Theatre? We’ve rounded up review highlights from Mates and others below. Only a few tickets remaining up to 11 December. Time to get booking – fast!
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. In Paula Paz‘s new production of Caridad Svich‘s award-winning 2011 adaptation, 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.
The House of the Spirits (La Casa de los Espiritus) now extended 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!
At the curtain call
Así han ovacionado al gran equipo de #LaCasadelosEspíritus de @isabelallende en el @CervantesTheatr #Londres. Una adaptación de @Csvich. Dirección: @Paula_Paz_ Música: @yaizavarona. Hasta el 30 de nov. @ACEcultura @jorgedejuan @CervantesLondon ¡No se pierdan esta obra! #teatro 🎭 pic.twitter.com/LspUdOxJJ6
— Ainhoa Paredes (@AinhoaParedesUK) October 31, 2019