Film / Theatre


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


Daniel Chrisostomou
Maria De Lima
Moir Leslie
Howard Teale



Directed by Paula Paz

Lighting Designer Fernando Benito

Composer/Sound Designer Yaiza Varona

Camera Operator 1 Liam Daly

Sound Recordist Maciej Londo



Artistic Director Jorge de Juan

Associate Director Paula Paz

House Manager Puerto Baker

Production Manager Santiago Cabrero

Graphic Design José Luis Hidalgo