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The Love of the Fireflies

El amor de las luciérnagas

6 - 7 October 2015 / 19:45
The Pit

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Maria, a would-be writer, escapes to Norway after her long-term boyfriend leaves her. But she must return to Mexico in haste when bizarre events lead to the appearance of an evil doppelganger. As she journeys across her country and into her past to stop her nemesis, she discovers the true meaning of love.  

Written by one of Mexico's leading contemporary playwrights, The Love of the Fireflies is characterised by surreal and heartfelt storytelling from a young ensemble, conveyed within a sparsely beautiful set. Sometimes naughty, always clever, this irreverent comedy takes inspiration from American road movies yet is given a very Mexican twist.

1 hour 30 mins/no interval 

Age guidance 14+ 

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles 

Tue 6 Oct 
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders

This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance
CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2015


Presented by the Barbican in partnership with CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2015 is supported by Arts Council England, Conaculta, INBA, The Anglo-Mexican Foundation, the Embassy of Mexico in the UK and Air Europa


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