by Isabel Allende

The magical universe of Allende's great novel, transported to the theatre in all its splendour.

09 to 10 october 2021

Isabel Allende wrote La casa de los espíritus in 1982. In it, the Chilean author tells the story of the Trueba family over four generations, a period spanning almost a century, in a country undergoing enormous socio-political changes culminating in a devastating dictatorship. It is a saga of women whose names have one thing in common: light. Nívea, Clara, Blanca, Alba… and Alba is the one in charge of reconstructing the family history.

The novel magnificently portrays the tensions between memory, contradictions, violence and how the sense of reconciliation with the things that happen in a country and in a family is recovered. Of course, there is forgiveness and, basically, love. The whole play is like a labyrinth full of magical realism in which we can see how politics hovers over people’s heads without us having anything to do with it.

Now, adapted to the stage by Anna Maria Ricart, with dramaturgy by Ricart herself and Carme Portaceli, and directed by Portaceli, this play transfers the magical universe of the original novel to the theatre in all its splendour.

The team

Script: Isabel Allende.
Director: Carme Portaceli.
Adaptation: Anna Maria Ricart.
Dramaturgy: Anna Maria Ricart y Carme Portaceli.
Cast: Jordi Collet, Carmen Conesa, Inma Cuevas, David Fernández “Fabu”, Gabriela Flores, Francesc Garrido, Miranda Gas, Borja Luna, Pilar Matas, Guillermo Serrano.
Soundscape designer: Paco Azorín.
Lighting design: David Picazo.
Costume design: Carlota Ferrer.
Choreography and Movement: Ferrán Carvajal.
Original music and Soundscape: Jordi Collet.
Video design: Miquel Àngel Raió.
Sound design: Pablo De La Huerga.
A coproduction by Teatro Español, Grec 2020 Festival De Barcelona and Teatre Romea


9 - 19:00h.
10 - 19:00h.


From 12 to 25€ /with discounts

Friends of Arriaga:
From 25% to 35% DISCOUNT.

Groups, young people, over-65s, unemployed, large families and people with 33%+ disability:

Theatre professionals:

Last minute discount (for above-mentioned groups, except Friends of Arriaga):

Last minute discount for Young Friends of Arriaga:

People with disabilities who use wheelchairs:
50% DISCOUNT (in proscenium balcony and one accompanying person)


190 min.