Daisy Hale and Kate O’Connor in association with Theatre503 present…

Cuzco

Written by Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez (Translated by William Gregory)
Directed by Kate O’Connor
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£12 / £17 / £18 / £10 Previews & Weds. Matinees / ‘Pay What You Can’ Sat. Mats

5 x £5 tickets available for each evening performance.

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RUNNING TIME / NOTICES: 70mins (no interval). Production contains strobe lighting (exc. Relaxed and Parent & Baby performances) and strong language.
TAILORED PERFORMANCES: 30th Jan, Relaxed; 6th Feb, 12noon, Parent & Baby
POST-SHOW DISCUSSION: 30th Jan. With writer Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez and translator William Gregory; chaired by director Kate O’Connor.

In a bid to save their relationship a Spanish couple travel to Cuzco – conquistador stronghold, Inca city of the puma and tourist paradise. But as the altitude sickness, Pisco sours and layers of history take hold, they realise their journey has only just begun. 

Set along the Inca Trail, this is a sharp, contemporary portrait of a couple who become increasingly lost to one another, haunted by their own desires and the ghosts of their colonial past. 

Kate O’Connor (Frozen Light, Researcher ‘Minefield’, JMK Finalist) directs the UK premiere of one of Spain’s most acclaimed young playwrights. Translated by William Gregory (Royal Court, Gate Theatre), this production emerged from the work of Out of the Wings collective, based at Kings College London. 

With the support of Acción Cultural Española, Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, Battersea Spanish, Ibérica Restaurants and the Cervantes Institute.

TAILORED PERFORMANCES

RELAXED: For anyone who benefits from a more relaxed performance environment. House lights are left up with audience free to exit and reenter as required. Sound levels are reduced and any strobe / ‘flashing light’ effects will be omitted also.

PARENT & BABY: Similar to our Relaxed Performance in terms of technical alterations, but provided as an opportunity for new mums and dads to enjoy a spot of theatre without the need to hire a babysitter. Please note, we do not exclude other audience members from booking to see this performance.

Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez (Translated by William Gregory)

Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez is a playwright and director from Valencia. He trained at the Institut del Teatre, Barcelona. In 2016 he won the MAX Best New Playwright Award for We Won’t Kill Each Other with Guns. Other notable productions include Not Even Spain’s Damn Mother Would Recognise Her, Written from the Flames, and Wild Horses Wouldn’t Drag Me Away (Winner of the 2011 INJUVE Award for Best Production). In 2017 he directed Ivan and the Dogs by Hattie Naylor at the Teatro Español and the premiere of his own play, Cuzco, at the Teatro Rialto in Valencia. This production transferred to the Teatro Fernando Fernán Gómez in Madrid in November 2018. Victor was also selected as part of the INAEM 6th Cycle of Contemporary Dramatists 2018.

Dates

Artistic Team
Writer
Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez (Translated by William Gregory)
Director
Kate O’Connor
Producer
Daisy Hale
Set and Costume Design
Stephanie Williams
Lighting Design
Jai Morjaria
Sound Design
Max Pappenheim
Stage Manager
Lily Wilden
Production Manager
Cat Ryall
Assistant Director
Alexandra Green
Trailer
Holly Lucas
Cast
She
Dilek Rose
He
Gareth Kieran Jones
Savage Journal
Posted on 12 February 2019

"a touching and dynamic portrait of a couple who have grown irreversibly apart"

★ ★ ★ ★ PAUL IN LONDON
Posted on 3 February 2019

"a provocative and fascinating piece"

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★ ★ ★ ★ THEATRE BOX
Posted on 2 February 2019

"both slick and cuttingly sharp, modern and timelessly relevant"

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ON THE BEAT
Posted on 31 January 2019

“A gripping and intense examination of love and self-identity in a foreign land."

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★ ★ ★ ★ PLAYS TO SEE
Posted on 29 January 2019

"Translated beautifully from the original spanish"

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THE GUARDIAN
Posted on 29 January 2019

“a vivid picture of a Spanish couple’s disintegrating relationship”

“stylishly shows how confrontation with the colonial past can lead to self-discovery.”

Audience Reviews
★★★★★
unforgettable
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