The edge of a city. A working-class street with old and cheap houses, where Julia lives with her son, Eli, who has cerebral palsy. Eli is 20 years old and he can’t speak, he can’t walk. He can’t do anything by himself. He spent the days in a wheelchair. He has grown up and Julia’s hernia doesn’t let her carry him in her arms (as she used to do) down the stairs. So, he doesn’t leave the flat. Julia is determined to solve this situation by installing a ramp to push Eli’s wheelchair and take him outside. Such a simple task can be an impossible undertaking when all conditions are unfavorable and, above all, if its completion depends on the goodwill and kindness of others.
Online dramatised reading of the play Happiness by Marilia Samper in an English translation by Steven Capsuto, directed by Paula Paz with Moir Leslie, Daniel Chrisostomou, Maria de Lima and Howard Teale.
Produced by the Cervantes Theatre and Spanish Theatre Company with the support of Acción Cultural Española and the collaboration of the Cervantes Institute, INAEM and the Spanish Embassy in London.
2020 – present
Original music, Sound Design
Cervantes Theatre London
Play by Marilia Samper
Translated by Steven Capsuto
Maria De Lima
Directed by Paula Paz
Lighting Designer Fernando Benito
Composer/Sound Designer Yaiza Varona
Camera Operator 1 Liam Daly
Sound Recordist Maciej Londo
CERVANTES THEATRE TEAM
Artistic Director Jorge de Juan
Associate Director Paula Paz
House Manager Puerto Baker
Production Manager Santiago Cabrero
Graphic Design José Luis Hidalgo