Cuba Real: New Plays From Cuba

By various writers

Cuba Real: New Plays From Cuba Top / Details
Tue 30 Mar 2004

In the last two years the Royal Court has collaborated with the National Council of Scenic Arts (CNAE) in Cuba to run writers’ groups for emerging playwrights. Since September 2002 Royal Court practitioners have made three visits to Cuba, working with ten playwrights in Escambray, Cienfuegos and Matanzas.

Now in specially commissioned translations we present rehearsed readings of five new plays from this on-going collaboration. The plays offer a rare insight into contemporary Cuba. There are also additional events on Cuban culture and history, and a chance to enjoy Cuban music, dance, food and drink.

Consult the +listings+“: for full details of the rehearsed readings and seminar and keep coming back to the website for details of additional special events.


31 March – 3 April

Make sure the Cuban flavour lasts – join us for a mojito, a seminar or a salsa class.

Events are free with tickets for a reading or seminar on the same day – please ask the Box Office in person for event tickets (we regret they are not available using our online facility).

Wednesday 31 March 9.15pm


Gareth Jenkins author of ‘Havana in my Heart’ and ‘The Che Handbook’ shows photographic images of both the city and the man in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

Thursday 1 April 9.15pm

Salsa Class led by members of the Cuban writers’ group in the Royal Court Bar and Food.

Friday 2 April 9.15pm

Salsa Class led by members of the Cuban writers’ group in the Royal Court Bar and Food.

Saturday 3 April 9.15pm

A night of Cuban music and dance with Omar Puente and CUBANIA in the Royal Court Bar and Food.


The 8th Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, exhibiting the works of human rights filmmakers, begins on 17 March and runs through to 25 March. Further information will be available from February 18 on the website – “”: or to receive the festival programme call 020 7277 2356 or email:

For a second year running the International Playwright Season is collaborating with the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival to present readings from the STATES OF VIOLENCE series alongside screenings of this year’s festival films.

Saturday 20th March 9pm

A rehearsed reading of FOUL PLAY by Tanya Barfield (USA) followed by two films PERSONS OF INTEREST by Alison Maclean and Tobias Perse and ASYLUM by Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker.

Sunday 21st March 4pm

A rehearsed reading of KABADDI-KABADDI by Anupama Chandrasekhar (India) followed by a screening of BORN IN BROTHELS by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman.

Both events will be at The Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, 24 hour information/ Credit Card Booking line 020 7733 2229, “”:

States of Violence and Theatre Meets Film have been made possible by a donation from Ben Rauch


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