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) at London’s Cervantes Theatre. We’ve rounded up press coverage and audience buzz about the show…
Ramón comes to Amelia’s house to ask for singing lessons – in preparation, he says, to perform a special song at his mother’s funeral. During the evening, among breathing exercises and confessions, they come to realise that they have another loved one in common, Amelia’s son Dani, and how his loss in a terrorist attack simultaneously separates and unites them.
The Swallow (La Golondrina) is translated by Tim Gutteridge and directed by Paula Paz, associate director of the Cervantes Theatre. It stars David Luque, Amparo Climent and Jeryl Burgess. The production features music by Nico Casal, composer of the music for 2016 Oscar winner Stutterer, and set design by Alejandro Andújar.
The Swallow (La Golondrina) runs at the Cervantes Theatre until Saturday 14 October 2017. It’s performed evenings at 7.30pm, Mondays to Wednesdays in Spanish and Thursdays to Saturdays in English. Tickets priced just £15.