Azaña, una pasión española

Articulate and self-contained, the actor engages in a game of lights and shadows with the audience

08 november 2018

Azaña, una pasión española does not intend to be a historically accurate account or a review of the politics of Manuel Azaña. It is rather an articulate and self-contained show where the actor engages in a game of lights and shadows with the audience.

Azaña’s words are arranged into three categories: life and politics, ideas on the history of Spain – with references to the real meaning of the Republic, laicism and the Spanish Civil War –, and reflections on art and landscape in Spain – a common thread in his works, which has its due relevance here.


The Arriaga Theatre is staging two Teatro de La Abadía productions starring José Luis Gómez, where he impersonates two key figures of Spanish politics and thought: Manuel Azaña and Miguel de Unamuno.

The team

Azaña, una pasión española

Based on texts by Manuel Azaña


Written and directed by: José Luis Gómez

Cast: José Luis Gómez

Text selection: José María Marco

Music: Alejandro Massó

Stage design: Mario Bernedo

Lighting design: José Manuel Guerra

Production: Teatro de La Abadía






from € 8,50 to € 25 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% to35%
Groups, young people, over 65s, the unemployed, large families and people with disabilities in excess of 33%: 25%
Theatre Professionals: 25%
Last minute discount (for the previous groups, except Friends of the Arriaga): 50%
Last minute discount for Young Friend of the Arriaga: 70%
Disabled persons in a wheelchair: 50% (in the proscenium, balcony and a companion)


1 hour