I thought it was especially interesting to have lighting designer Nigel Lewis involved in the discussion – I was fascinated to hear how terrifying it was for him to plunge the stage into darkness for a lengthy portion of the evening.
Written by Paloma Pedrero – Spain’s most prolific playwright in the 21st century – and directed by Simone Coxall, The Eyes Of The Night makes its UK premiere at the Cervantes Theatre in London.
It’s an intriguing premise. A successful middle-aged woman approaches a blind lottery ticket seller and offers him money to spend an hour in a hotel room with her. What does she want, and what is his expectation?
I’m delighted to return to the Cervantes Theatre, London’s home of Spanish and Latin American drama, for my second of three post-show Q&As in the 2019 season. After new play The Reality and before the adaptation of Isabel Allende’s The House of The Spirits, I’m there in September for The Eyes of the Night.