The piece follows the parallel stories of three people, foreign to the UK, who have decided to make London their home. The first is of Marcel and Bianca, who have been trying to start a family for several months and whose lack of success is taking its toll. This is intertwined with the story of Mariana, a young Argentinian art student who has just arrived in London and sees the city through fresh eyes.
El Desierto has been devised by George Siena, Cecilia Nuoro, Martin Bonger and Mariana Whitehouse; all of whom trained in physical theatre at LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts). We are interested in creating theatre that uses the space in a dynamic way, that engages with the audience, and that takes on the challenge of combining different theatrical languages.