Written: 2004

First Performed: Royal Court Theatre

Note: Omar Lorenzo

This is a very beautiful contemporary Cuban play I translated for the Royal Court.

It is set in an old decaying quarter of Havana, where huge mansions have been divided and subdivided into tiny flats.

It tells the story of the old owners of one of these mansions, who still live in a faded remnant of their original splendour.

It’s set against the back ground of Carnival, and has a beautiful elegiac life affirming energy to it.

The Royal Court gave it one reading and then, I suspect because of its large cast, abandoned it.

It really deserved far more.