Project Description

What is “La Cubana”?

La Cubana is a theatre company that was founded in Sitges (Barcelona) in 1980. Although originally created on a solely amateur basis by Vicky Plana and Jordi Milán (its present director), La Cubana became a professional company in 1983 with its show “Cubana’s Delikatessen”.

Its form of theatre is based on observation, recreating every-day theatrical situations (always with a sense of humour) that take place in normal life, and which normally go unnoticed as theatre. Its theatre is a simple form of theatre, of small ideas. It is handcrafted, artisan: theatre that we all act out in our every-day lives and which normally gets overlooked as theatre.

The same constants are repeated in almost all of La Cubana’s productions. Performers and events spilling over the boundaries of the stage and surprising the audience, using playfulness as a form of theatrical expression, and above all, characters: characters who have a life of their own and who go beyond the simplicity of a pre-set script. Another unique feature of the company is its use of audience participation. The intention is to have the audience (its main source of inspiration) feel that they are the central performers. La Cubana’s form of theatre is conceived as ‘a whole’, from how they come up with their creations to how they go about performing them. The company has put on large-scale as well as smaller shows, including television performances, and it has organised and entertained at business convention openings and advertising ‘soirées’. Theatres, markets, churches, public transport and, particularly, the city streets themselves are among the many ‘stages’ that have been used by La Cubana. The street has been their greatest school of learning on which all of their performances have been based.

1980 – Dels Vicis capitals

1982 – Agua al siete

1983 – Cubana’s delikatessen

1986 – La Tempestad

1988 –  Cubanadas a la carta

1989 – Cómeme el coco, negro

1990 – Per cap d’any TV· no fa res

1990 – Els Grau

1992 – Cubana Marathon Dancing

1992 – Teresina S.A.

1993 – Cegada de Amor

1995 – Telecena

1999 – Me lo dijo Pérez

2000 – Equipatge pel 2000

2001 – Una nit d’òpera

2003 – Mamá quiero ser famoso

2005 – Nuts coco nuts

2001 – La Cubana 25 anys

2007 – Cómeme el coco, negro

2008 – Homenatge al Paral·lel

2012 – Campanades de Boda

2016 – Gente Bien

2018 – Adéu Arturo

How to contact us
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Our email:
Our telephone: 93 336 02 22
Our address:
c/ Vilardosa, 1
08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat


Executive producer: Frederic Santa-Olalla
Press and media manager: Pol Vinyes

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