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The Love of The Fireflies [UK Premiere]

Written by Alejandro Ricaño

HOME, Manchester [May 2018]


HOME presents

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 

"A great performance of a Mexican play directed by @Emily_Ll w/@_ReubenJohnson #tachianewall just seen a dress run & it’s excellent!" @JamieByronCSM 

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