Although it sounds more like a generation of footballers, the bottle fed group refers to some recruits who fought for the 2nd Republic at the end of the Spanish Civil War. As can be expected, the name comes from their young age, which was no older than 17.

Halfway through 1938, the situation for the Republic was desperate. The fronts were falling and the need for fighters was ever increasing so the Republican leaders did not think twice about using around 30,000 of these novices, who could have been “bottle fed”, as the anarchist Minister, Federica Montseny, is supposed to have said. This is where their name comes from. They took part in the war’s most important and decisive battles, such as the Battle of Jarama, the bloody Belchite or the decisive Battle of the Ebro, which brought an end to the Republican resistance.

The team


Text and Director: Lluís Pasqual / La Kompanyia Lliure

Cast: Joan Amargós, Enric Auquer, Quim Àvila, Eduardo Lloveras, Lluís Marquèsl, Joan Solé

Musicians: Oriol Algueró (violin I), Ricart Renart (violin II), Joan Palet (violoncello), Dani Espasa/Marc Díaz (keyboard and organ), Robert González (voice)

Musical Director: Dani Espasa

Stage Design: Lluís Pasqual

Wardrobe: Alejandro Andújar

Lighting: Pascal Merat

Sound: Roc Mateu, Igor Pinto

Video: Franc Aleu, Carles Tamayo and Enric Vilageliu

Assistant Manager: Iban Beltran

Assistant Director: Òscar Fabrés 

Song Professor: Xavier Mestres

Coproduction: Teatre Lliure and Temporada Alta - Catalunya Tardor Girona/Salt Festival


 31st of March. 08:00 pm

1st of April. 08:00 pm


from €8,50 to €25 /discounts

Applicable discounts:

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% to 35%.

Groups, large families, under 30’s and over 65’s, people with a disability in excess of 33% and the unemployed: 25%.

Theatre professionals: 25%

Last Minute Discount: 50% (for the aforementioned groups, except Friends of the Arriaga)

Disabled people in a wheelchair: 50% (stalls in front of the stage and one companion)


1 hour 20 minutes