The Love of The Fireflies [UK Premiere]
Written by Alejandro Ricaño
HOME, Manchester [May 2018]
The Love of the Fireflies
As Part of: ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2018
This performance of Mexican writer Alejandro Ricaño’s new play will take you on a journey all the way from Norway to Mexico City and Guatemala. A modern odyssey about a girl searching for her identity: what defines who we are, who we love, what makes us happy.
Full of humour and wit, Ricaño’s play is about a young girl’s journey into womanhood, chasing answers about relationships, sex and love as she realises how nothing is constant in one’s life.
Dream-like and surreal, and yet so full of truths, this is a celebration and an experience of life’s intermittent beautiful lights.
HOME presents this in-development production of the play’s UK premiere.
Director: Emily Louizou
Music Composition: David Denyer
Translator: Roberto Cavazos
Publicity Image: Mark Volikas
Production Photography: Sarah Leech
Cast: Hannah Donelon, Rosemary Berkon, Reuben Johnson, Tachia Newall
Live music from David denyer
What the audience said:
"I love Central/South American storytelling and @Emily_Ll staging of The Love of the Fireflies @HOME_mcr brought the story vividly to life with a captivating central performance from @Hannahdonelon and a strong actor/musician cast." @QuietManDave
"Wonderful production of Alejandro Ricaño’s #TheLoveOfTheFireflies from @Emily_Ll tonight at @HOME_mcr. Dreamy sensuous story-telling delivered with humour & style. Superb ensemble work, clever use of music & an incredible central performance from Hannah Donelan as Maria." @CircleAndStalls