Manuelita

The award-winning production by Popelei Theatre.

 

Revolutionary, proto-feminist, underground spy and the beating heart of South American liberation, Manuela Saenz died in poverty, all but forgotten by the history books — until now.

 

Blending storytelling, physical theatre, comedy and live music, Lecoq-trained Tamsin Clarke brings Manuela’s story of love, loss and revolution vibrantly to life.

 

With live accompaniment by Chilean musician Santiago Jara Astaburuaga and original music composed by Colombian guitarist Camilo Menjura (UK Latin American Musician Of The Year 2014), Manuelita promises audiences a heart-swelling, toe-tapping night out at the theatre.

*** WINNER OF THE 2013 CASA FESTIVAL BURSARY ***

Developed with the help and support of CASA FESTIVAL

*** WINNER THREE WEEKS EDITORS' AWARD *** 

Top 10 Shows at Edinburgh Festival 2014

Runner-Up LUKAS 'Theatre Production Of The Year' 2015, 2016

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CAST & CREW AND PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Location

London, Edinburgh, UK Tour 2015,

Latin American Tour 2017

Date 

2014 - 2017

Performer

Tamsin Clarke

Musician

Camilo Menjura

Director

Scarlett Plouviez Comnas

 

Designer

Rachel Wingate

 

Lighting Designer

Simeon Miller

 

Photography

Alex Brenner

WHAT THE PRESS SAY

'British-Venezuelan Clarke bursts on to stage all pent-up anger, frustration and passion... a wonderful, warm performance that will have you leaving the Underbelly on a high.'​​

— THE STAGE by Jonathan Watson

'Manuelita is a delight, presented by the energetic and winning Tamsin Clarke...her audience falls in love with both player and subject...'

— British Theatre Guide

'As the audience is serenaded to their seats by guitarist Camilo Menjura, it is clear that Tamsin Clarke’s show is going to be something special. This is a hilarious, moving, tragic and heart-warming piece of theatre...one not to be missed.'

— Three Weeks