Miguel Delibes

A lucid and merciless look at the Spain of an era, at human beings, at the world... and at the Spain of today.

12 to 15 january 2023

Los santos inocentes, by Miguel Delibes, is presented to us as a mirror in which to look at ourselves. As a society. As individuals. And like all mirrors, it reflects our past so that we can explain our present. The image it confronts us with is raw, beautiful, savage… but above all, profoundly human. Los santos inocentes is one of the great novels of the 20th century and its significance is magnified by the challenge of transforming it into a play.

Delibes creates a universe so solid and truthful that at times it seems to transcend its author. It is inhabited by extraordinary characters who emerge from a lucid and merciless look at the Spain of an era, which is also a look at the human being, at the world and, without doubt most importantly, at the Spain of today. Delibes in his novel does not show circumstances and characters that were and are no longer. On the contrary: he cautions that these circumstances and these characters have never gone, they are still there, albeit in other forms, awaiting the opportunity to return with renewed strength.

We have seen traces of an anomalous hero in Azarías, a silent warm heart in Régula, a look of dignity and hope in Nieves, the unpunished cruelty of Iván, who harms and wants to harm everything. Paco, with his steely resignation, is perhaps the character in Los santos inocentes that most concerns us. Paco el Bajo represents the question and each one of us is the answer.

The team

Author: Miguel Delibes
Adaptation: Fernando Marías y Javier Hernández-Simón
Director: Javier Hernández-Simón
Actors: Javier Gutiérrez, Yune Nogueiras, José Fernández, Pepa Pedroche, Marta Gómez, Raquel Varela, Fernando Huesca, Luis Bermejo, Jacobo Dicenta
Scenography / poster design: Ricardo S. Cuerda
Lighting design: Juan Gómez-Cornejo / Ion Anibal
Music and soundscape: Álvaro Renedo
Costume design: Elda Noriega


Day 12 - 19:30h.

Day 13 - 19:30h.

Day 14 - 19:00h.

Day 15 - 19:00h.


From 13€ to 25€ /with discounts

Friends of Arriaga:

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)


110 min.