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CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2012

Bringing Award-Winning Latin American Theatre to the UK

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2012
Bringing Award-Winning Latin American Theatre to the UK

  • Fri 7 Sep – Sun 16 Sep, 8:44pm

(shows at various times throughout the day: check listings for details) To book, please click on the link beneath each event.

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival is back! Join us for ten days of award-winning international theatre from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico and brand new work from the UK’s most exciting emerging Latin American theatre makers.

All shows are presented in Spanish or Portuguese with English surtitles, except where you see “Language no problem” which are shows that don’t use words.

We’ve also got an exciting programme of workshops, pre-show talks, post-show discussions, live music and for the very first time, delicious Latin American food and drink served all festival long.

For more information about all events please visit the CASA website here or scroll down to book tickets for the shows.

All tickets to all shows at CASA 2012 are pay what you can.

We have three ticket prices: £5, £10 & £15

Whatever you choose to pay, you get the same seat and all money raised through ticket sales goes to supporting future CASA projects. Please click on the individual shows to book.

 

TRYO TEATRO BANDA: CHILE. JEMMY BUTTON

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles

Discover the incredible true story of Jemmy Button through the songs, music and storytelling as one of Chile’s best-loved theatre companies tackle a story that jumps from Chile to England and back again!

Fri 7 Sept 7:45pm
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sept 5pm

(ticket for the saturday show includes a pre-show talk, 4pm. Ticket for the sunday show includes a post-show Q&A)

Venue: Downstairs
Running time: 75 minutes

BOOK

 

TROUPP PAS D’ARGENT: BRAZIL. A CIDADE DES DONZELAS (THE CITY OF MAIDENS)

Performed in Portuguese with scene synopses in English

Performed using traditional north-eastern Brazilian masks and music, this darkly comic fairy-tale has won over fifty national theatre awards. Come and discover the magical city where ugly women rule and men are killed on sight.

Sat 8 Sept 2.15pm & 7.45pm

(ticket for the 7:45pm show includes a post-show Q&A)


Sun 9 Sept 2.15pm

(ticket includes pre-show talk, 1pm)


Venue: Downstairs
Running Time: 60 minutes

BOOK

 

ANIMA TEATRO: MEXICO. LA PERIODISTA (THE JOURNALIST)

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles

An ode to the Mexican journalists who have been abused, tortured or murdered for revealing uncomfortable truths, this one woman show about a female journalist is the political heart of this year’s festival.

Sat 8 Sept 2.30pm & 8pm

(ticket to 8pm show includes pre-show talk, 6.45pm)


Sun 9 Sept: 2.30pm

(ticket includes post-show Q&A)


Venue: Upstairs
Running Time: 60 minutes
Age: 14+ (contains references to sexual violence)

 

LA LLORONA: UK & MEXICO. PRIVATE THOUGHTS IN PUBLIC SPACES

Performed in English

Dive into the world of La Llorona and discover this physical sexy debut piece by last year’s CASA Scratch Night winners. This is storytelling without words where the quotidien is reimagined and fuelled by a pumping soundtrack.

Sat 15 Sept: 3pm & 8pm

(ticket for 3pm show includes a post-show Q & A, ticket for the 8pm show includes a pre show talk at 6:15pm)

Sun 16 September 5:15pm

Venue: Upstairs

Running Time: 60 Mins

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DIEGO Y ULISES: ARGENTINA

Language No Problem

Inspired by the world of cult filmmaker Gus Van Sant, this celebration of youth fuses theatre and dance to thrilling effect. Wordless, completely modern and athletically danced, this show revels in the poetry of the everyday.

Weds 12 Sept: 8pm

(ticket includes a pre-show talk, 6:30pm).

Thurs 13 Sept: 8pm

(ticket includes a post- show Q & A)

Fri 14 Sept: 8pm

Venue: Upstairs

Running Time: 15 mins (prologue) + 40 mins.

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JULIO ADRIĀO: BRAZIL. A DESCOBERTA DAS AMERICAS (THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAS)

Performed in Portuguese with English surtitles

Written by the great Italian playwright Dario Fo, this radical interpretation by one of Brazil’s leading actors, Julio Adrião, is one-man physical storytelling at its most breathtaking.

Fri 14 Sept: 7:45pm

(ticket includes a post- show Q & A)

Sat 15 Sept: 5pm

Sun 16 Sept: 5pm

(ticket includes a pre-show talk, 4pm)

Venue: Downstairs

Running Time: 90 mins

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TROUPP PAS D’ARGENT: BRAZIL. HOLOCLOWNSTO

Language No Problem

Six clowns are rounded up and thrown on a train to an unknown destination. Over the course of their journey, they try to make sense of a world where anything is possible. Performed with great physical and musical skill, this is wordless theatre at its most moving.

Weds 12 Sept: 7:45pm

(ticket includes a post- show Q & A)

Thurs 13 Sept: 2:15pm & 7:45pm

(ticket to the 7:45pm show includes a pre-show talk, 6:30pm)

Venue: Downstairs

Running Time: 70 mins

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TRYO TEATRO BANDA: CHILE. PEDRO DE VALDIVIA, LA GESTA INCONCLUSA (THE UNFINISHED EXPLOITS OF PEDRO DE VALDIVIA)

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles

Part history lesson, part musical comedy, this show for all ages won Chile’s National Theatre Critic’s Award for Best Play in 2010. Based on the letters that Chile’s first royal governor wrote to King Charles V of Spain, three actor musicians tell the true story of one of the most infamous episodes in Chile’s history.

Sat 15 Sept: 2:15pm and 7:45pm

(ticket to the 7:45pm show includes a post- show Q & A)

Sun 16 Sept: 2:15pm

(ticket includes pre-show talk, 1pm)

Venue: Downstairs

Running Time: 75 mins

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CASA Scratch Night Festival

Tues 11 Sept: 7:45pm

Venue: Downstairs

Running Time: 120 mins with an interval

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  • Fri 7 Sep – Sun 16 Sep, 7:00pm

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