Last night I watched Teatro Espada de Madera's (Calle Calvario, 21) presentation of Lorca's La Casa de Bernarda Alba. The theatre is housed in the old Jewish quarter of Madrid, Lavapies, on a steep street where centuries ago, Calvario No 21 were sentenced to death by stoning. The theatre interior looks like a restored synagogue, though I don't know if this is actually the case.
Impressions from the upstairs lounge
The ticket ladies
The theatre chamber with wooden choir benches surrounding the stage.
In this version directed by Antonio Díaz-Florián, the characters are dwarfs. The performances were wonderful and even with my terrible Spanish, I was able to follow the story without any prior knowledge of the plot or characters. Yay for me.
After the play these lovely ladies were generous enough to pose for a photo and to give my friend a copy of the playbill. The last performance of La Casa de Bernarda Alba is tonight, so if you're in the neighbourhood and there's seat, I recommend that you go to this play.