Fiesta is a fiercely original theatrical experience, fusing explosive theatre, live jazz performance and dynamic choreography into a play that sees the sensual beauty and the raw brutality of Ernest Hemingway’s tale of love, loss and decadence. 'Fiesta' is based on one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, Hemingway’s 'The Sun Also Rises'. American writer Jake is one of 'the lost generation' post-First World War, living a bohemian lifestyle in Paris in the 1920s, with fellow expat, novelist Robert, until the arrival of the irresistible Lady Brett Ashley throws their lives into turmoil. Jake’s obsession with bullfighting takes them to Pamplona, Spain, to experience the testosterone-fuelled world of bullfighting. In the sweltering heat of Spain they meet the beguiling bullfighter Romero and a violent spectacle unfolds. The explosive jazz band, Trio Farouche, perform live in 'Fiesta' and the kinetic energy between cast and musicians erupts in Spain, with the actors becoming saturated with red wine as it spills from the set - capturing the passionate spirit of Pamplona’s Fiesta.
Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Venue Details & Map
- Public transport:
- (5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.
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