Children’s TV performer Fred Rogers once said: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’.” Though horrific events drive Joel Tan’s eon-spanning play No Particular Order celebrates those who get us through the worst of times.
‘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.
Adapting a multi-generational family saga for the small stage takes ambition, confidence and knowing just where to cut, The House of the Spirits has all three covered.
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.
Caridad Svich’s excellent adaptation of Isabel Allende’s 1982 modern classic The House of the Spirits is an epic and emotional evocation of South American history.
Actor Constanza Ruff is a big fan of novelist, and fellow Chilean, Isabel Allende. We talked to her about performing the stage adaptation of Allende’s best-known novel The House of the Spirits in both English and Spanish in a brand-new bilingual production at the Cervantes Theatre.
Three generations and 500-odd pages of Isabel Allende’s best-selling 1982 novel The House of 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!
Caridad Svich’s award-winning stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s best-selling 1982 novel The House of Spirits is now previewing at London’s Cervantes Theatre. We thumbed through the novel for a reminder of some of our favourite quotes. How many feature in the play?
I’m delighted to return to the Cervantes Theatre, London’s home of Spanish and Latin American drama, for my last of three post-show Q&As in the 2019 season. After new original plays The Reality and The Eyes of the Night, I’m back for this much-anticipated page-to-stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s breakthrough debut novel The House of the Spirits.
Structurally playful (the way captions are introduced for each chapter is ingenious) but thematically consistent (the world is going to shit, no really THE WORLD IS GOING TO SHIT), there’s no doubting that Trust is formally exacting.
The chance to see see the Peter Quilter play Glorious! with the marvellous Stella Gonet in the lead was one I gladly took. It also meant my first trip to the Frinton Summer Theatre out by the seaside in Essex.