As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 28 September 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to the Cervantes Theatre for a rare English-language outing of Jose Sanchis Sinsterra’s Spanish stage and screen hit Ay, Carmela! Got any questions?
Prompted by the attack in a gay nightclub in Orlando that saw the deaths of 50 people, The Swallow is a highly emotional work exploring how loss can simultaneously separate and unite people.
Another post-show Q&A first for me. Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Spanish playwright Guillem Clua had to cancel his flight to London to attend his acclaimed two-hander THE SWALLOW at the Cervantes Theatre this week, but he desperately wanted to take part in the post-show discussion on Tuesday night – so the game team at the Cervantes slung up a big screen onstage and Guillem Skyped in from Madrid.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 8 May 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to Spanish playwright Guillem Clua – as well as director and stars – about the English-language premiere of his play THE SWALLOW, inspired the 2016 terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. Got any questions?
Only a few days left to see Guillem Clua’s explosive new two-hander The Swallow, inspired by last year’s homophobic terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The world premiere production – which has been Offie-nominated for Best New Play and Best Male Actor for David Luque – must finish this Saturday (14 October 2017). We’ve rounded up press coverage and audience buzz about the show.
I’ve had a rich few weeks for playgoing. A key theme in this batch of diary entries is the reward of visiting new, new-to-me or I-haven’t-been-in-so-long-they-feel-nearly-new venues.
My Theatre Mates co-founder Terri Paddock was so impressed by the new Cervantes Theatre on her first visit that she went back the next day with a photographer. Take a tour of the Union Theatre’s purpose-built, 70-seat neighbour.
Written by Spanish playwright, Guillem Clua, The Swallow is a tightly written, brilliantly directed and acted rollercoaster of anger, heartache, hatred, humour, recriminations, guilt and sorrow.
Did you know that London has a theatre dedicated exclusively to the best of Spanish and Latin American drama? If not, this month’s world premiere of Guillem Clua’s The Swallow (La Golondrina) – with performances in both Spanish and English – gives you the perfect excuse to see for yourself. Here’s a pre-cursor to your visit to SE1…
The Swallow (La Golondrina), the latest offering from award-winning Spanish playwright Guillem Clua, receives its world premiere next week at London’s Cervantes Theatre.