FesTeLõn Festival of Spanish Theatre, London
FesTeLõn: The Festival of Spanish Theatre, London, is an independent initiative which creates a cultural exchange between Spanish theatre companies and London audiences. It was founded in 2013 by Mariví Rodríguez Quiñones, a lecturer at King’s College London, in response to the lack of Spanish theatre being performed in the English capital. Since being founded the festival has brought theatre companies from Spain to London each year giving them the opportunity to reach new audiences. In his five years, FesTeLõn has grown and developed, introducing complementary activities such as talks and workshops, creating a stronger connection between artists and public.
For its sixth edition, FesTeLõn brings a selection of incredible and varied Spanish theatre companies, including winners of AlmagrOFF 2017, Jóvenes Clásicos, to the English capital. This will be the British debut for all participating productions. In addition to the normal two-week programme of plays, FeSTeLõn has also introduced ‘FeSTeLõn Kids’, a small selection of two plays created specifically with children in mind (suitable for 5+ years) in keeping with the Festival’s objective of making Spanish theatre accessible for all. Through Q+A sessions with the cast, workshops hosted by theatre professionals and the use of English surtitles throughout the festival, FeSTeLõn offers the opportunity for everyone, regardless of Spanish-speaking capabilities, to get involved with the best productions that Spanish theatre has to offer.