Have you been to Madrid? You’ll certainly want to once you’ve dipped into some of the theatrical tapas being served up at London’s home of Spanish drama, the Cervantes Theatre in March.
In March, the Cervantes Theatre presents a mini-season of imports from the Spanish capital under the title Madrid is a Female Name, sponsored by Madrid Destino.
Over the next four successive Saturdays – 2, 9, 17 and 23 March 2019 – the Cervantes will host four solo plays written and performed by women: Maria Folguera‘s La Blanca, Laila Ripoli‘s Descarriadas, Noelia Adanez and Valeria Alonso‘s Gloria and Una Habitación Propia, Maria Ruiz‘s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.
Each of the four plays is performed in Spanish and for one night only by, respectively, Anahi Beholi, Luna Paredes, Ana Rayo and Clara Sanchis. Season artwork created by Javier de Juan.
Cervantes Theatre associate director and co-founder Paula Paz, who is also from Madrid, commented:
“Madrid’s cultural scene is alive, just like the city itself, and we want to offer an international platform for our female artists and creators to show their work in London, a city where culture and entrepreneurship are part of the DNA.
“March is the month chosen by the Cervantes Theater to showcase the cultural excellence of female creators who work and live in Madrid. We have the pleasure of welcoming four companies from Madrid to perform four plays written and performed by women as part of our Madrid is a Female Name season, generously sponsored by Madrid Destino.”
Madrid Is a Female Name runs Saturdays 2 to 23 March 2019 at the Cervantes Theatre, Arch 26, Old Union Street Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR, with performances at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £12.50-£25. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
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The cultural, as well as the political and economic, centre of the country, its many landmarks and top tourist attractions include the Royal Palace, the Prado and Reina Sofia Museums, the National Library, Buen Retiro Park, the Cibeles Palace and Fountain, the Sun Gate and the El Rastro street market. For more information on the city, visit Madrid Destino.