Papaya Fest: Manuelita

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 - by Popelei Theatre

12th Oct 2019
8.30pm | £12 (£10 conc.)

The award-winning hit show returns to Bristol, after sell-out performances across the UK and a triumphant tour of Latin America. 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, Tamsin Hurtado Clarke brings this incredible story of love, loss and revolution to life. With live musical accompaniment by acclaimed Chilean guitarist Santiago Jara Astaburuaga, Manuelita promises audiences a heart-stirring and unforgettable theatrical experience.

WINNER Three Weeks Editors’ Award (Top Ten Shows of the Fringe), 2014

“A hilarious, moving, tragic and heart-warming piece of theatre…one not to be missed.”
★★★★★ Three Weeks

“A wonderful, warm performance that will have you leaving on a high.”
★★★★ The Stage

Papaya Fest 2019
At the beating heart of Papaya is a unique fusion of Latin American and British culture, so we’ll be bringing together an incredible array of theatre, live music and DJs and mixing it all up into one ferocious fiesta of a weekend.

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
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