The Eyes of the Night - Los ojos de la noche
Friday 30 August 2019
Off-West End - Shows
Coming to the Cervantes Theatre is The Eyes of the Night - Los Ojos de la Noche, by Paloma Pedrero, performed with different casts in Spanish and English - from 11 to 28 September 2019.
Image courtesy Cervantes Theatre
Fulfilling their mission to showcase the best Spanish and Latin American plays in London, the Cervantes Theatre's next full production is The Eyes of the Night by internationally renowned Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero.
Performances are scheduled between 11 and 28 September, with separate performances in Spanish and English.
The play is translated by Catherine Boyle, directed by Simone Coxall and with a different cast for each language version including two professional actors who are visually impaired for the role of Ángel.
Top row (Spanish cast) - Leyre Berrocal and Josema Gómez
Bottom row (English cast) - Sam Brewer and Lanna Joffrey
The play had a successful dramatised reading last year as part of the Contemporary Spanish Playwriting Season I at the Cervantes Theatre.
The Eyes of the Night is a complex and beautiful play that reveals the deepest desires and fears of a middle age business woman who, with the help of a blind man, needs to experience the darkness in order to see the light.
About the playwright
Paloma Pedrero is Spain's most represented female playwright of the 21st Century.
With over 30 plays and having been translated into around twenty languages, she is one of the most widely recognised and studied Spanish playwrights.
Playwright, director and actress, Paloma also graduated in Sociology by the Complutense University of Madrid and became part of the Cachivache company after the reinstatement of the Madrid theatre following the death of Franco.
Her first play, La llamada de Lauren opened in 1985.
Some of her most famous plays are: La llamada de Lauren, Resguardo personal, Besos de lobo, El color de agosto, Noches de amor efímero, Una estrella, Locas de amar, En el túnel un pájaro, Beso a beso, Caídos del cielo, Androide mío, Ana el once de marzo.
Her work has been translated and published in more than 20 languages.
She has also premiered in the United States, Australia, France, Portugal, Germany, UK, Italy, Grece, Ghana, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Korea, India ... and almost all Latin American Countries.
Paloma Pedrero has received many national and international awards.
She is the first female playwright awarded at the Exhibition of Contemporary Spanish Playwrights in 2005. In July 2017, she was named 'World Theatre Ambassador' by UNESCO.
In 2009 she founded the charity 'Caídos del Cielo' through which she offers theatre workshops to homeless people or people at risk of exclusion.
Post Show Q&A
There will be post show a Q&A at which the author Paloma Pedrero and the creative team will be present on 12th September (Spanish Performance) and 13th September (English Performance).
Audio Described Performances / Free Ticket Offer
The performances of 20th and 21st of September (in English) are the first time that the Cervantes Theatre will have performances audio-described.
The venue is keen to get feedback from visually impaired theatre goers as to how the process works in our theatre and what else we can learn to help serve this audience better in the future.
To help this process, the theatre will give 10 pairs of tickets free to visually impaired people and a friend in exchange for a short questionnaire to provide feedback.
If you are visually impaired or know of someone who is and who would like to see the performance contact the theatre for details.
For audio described performances, carers of registered blind people can attend free.
Life is full of moments of change that can pop up at anytime.
An unexpected encounter between an older woman, who supposedly has triumphed in life, and a young blind man who she has hired to spend a few hours in a hotel with can be the trigger for a new life.
Both will have to be able to open up and let themselves go with the flow …
Author: Paloma Pedrero, translated by Catherine Boyle
Composer: Yaiza Varona
Director: Simone Coxall
Set designer: Mariachiara Maracci
Lighting: Nigel A Lewis
Sound: Yaiza Varona
229 Union Street
From: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Closes: Saturday 28 September 2019
Standard: From £12
ActDrop full listing for The Eyes of the Night / Los ojos de la noche