Following the sold-out success of Don Quijote at last year’s ¡Viva! festival, Emma Frankland and Keir Cooper are back this time with flamenco dancers and choreographers Juan Carlos Otero and Lola Rueda.
In a fusion of anarchic theatre and dance, a flamenco dancer, a guitarist and a stripper reclaim the forgotten history of events leading to the Spanish Civil War.
With the rise in opposition between anti-austerity and far-right movements all over Europe and the UK, Republica is a timely examination of the last time a government dared to take power from the super-rich to distribute it equally amongst its people.
Praise for the company’s previous production, Don Quijote:
★★★★ “A cheerfully anarchic show that takes apart Cervantes’ novel – with a power saw – and sends a reminder that change begins with us” – The Guardian
★★★★ “A whirlwind of joyous disintegration that sees the novel emerge resplendent from its own destruction” – Time Out (Critic’s Choice)
“I can’t remember the last time I felt this grateful to a piece of theatre” – Andrew Haydon, Postcards From the Gods