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Out of the Wings Festival 2021

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Out of the Wings presents its fifth annual festival of theatre from the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds. From 13 to 17 July hosted by the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, a series of in-person staged readings brings to life new English translations of works by playwrights from six countries.

After a year spent on screens, #OOTW2021 features plays visiting physical spaces and internal worlds, by writers from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Brazil and Peru. In a prison, at a high school or in a shopping mall; out on the city streets or within the privacy of the mind, dramatists from across Ibero-America explore identity, gender, fear of the unknown, the weight of history, and the limits of empathy, through science fiction, true-life recollection, the abstract, and the all too real.

Showcasing the work of leading playwrights as well as emerging voices, OOTW brings together writers, translators, other theatre-makers and audiences of all backgrounds to share international stories as yet unheard in the UK. Together, we will explore the best of Hispanic and Lusophone playwriting, in a celebration of international collaboration and theatre in translation.


13 July Complete Sex + Cosmica

14 July You Shall Love

15 July Shopping Centre Paradise

16 July Shelter

17 July The Therapist


To book tickets, please visit the Omnibus Theatre website.