I’ll melt the snow off a volcano with a match

I'll melt the snow of a volcano with a match

©Francisco Barreiro

by Lagartijas tiradas al sol (Mexico)

Fact meets fiction and national stories become personal in this powerful work by Mexico’s most politically active artists.

From 1929 to 2000 just one party, the PRI, governed Mexico. In 2012, as the PRI returned to power once again, innovative theatre company Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol began to investigate the policies of intimidation and violence that had sustained their regime for so long.

Combining archive recordings and extensive research with an imagined account of the final days of a ‘disappeared’ dissident writer, this potent work of political protest is documentary theatre at its most thrilling.

***** Time Out Mexico

In Spanish with English surtitles.

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol also performs Montserrat

Supported by Conaculta, UK Mexico Dual Year & Anglo Arts

Show times:

Friday 9th October 7.45pm +Q&A Saturday 10th October 7.45pm

More information:

Venue: The Pit, Barbican
Language: In Spanish with English surtitles
Duration: 100 minutes / no interval