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El Patio Teatro: Entrañas (Insides)


A person wearing blue overalls sculpts a small body out of clay on a table. There is a heart to their left-hand side and a red rope that mimics an intestine.

Unravel the mysteries of the human body in this imaginative and poetic journey to our very essence from this renowned Spanish puppet company.

Join us for an anatomy class like no other, where questions about what makes us human come to life. What are we made of? What is a body? Where does it go when we die?

Entrañas (roughly translated to Insides) is a beautiful piece of visual theatre that explores different aspects of the body in a profoundly personal way using handmade objects, images and a moving original soundtrack. 

Founded in Logroño in 2010 by the visionary duo of Izaskun Fernandez and Julian Sáenz-Lopez, El Patio are passionate about sharing stories of everyday life. This UK premiere transcends language and reminds you what it means to be human.

Running time: 45 minutes, no interval

Age guidance: 8+

Post-show talk
Thu 8 Feb 
Hosted by Eva Martinez and BSL-interpreted by Anna Kitson. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Members event: Puppets in Theatre – Bringing New Life to the Stage
Tue 13 Feb

Discover more about the imaginative art of puppetry at this MimeLondon in-conversation event with Basil Twist and Phelim McDermott, facilitated by Cheryl Henson. Free for Members


Performed in Spanish with English surtitles. 

Images by Clara Larrea Quemada.


Presented by the Barbican in association with MimeLondon.

This project is supported in part by a grant from Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), a state agency.

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‘One of the most interesting and prodigious companies on Spain's creative scene‘
Toni Rumbau,

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