Set in a period of high tension before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Herencia Española examines the highly personal nature of political allegiance and war. Born into a fascist family, Miguel is torn between his friendships with Pablo – the passionate communist – and love for his father. The situation escalates when his father Don Mariono is killed at a communist rampage leb by Pablo, and Carmen, his sister becomes pregnant with Pablo’s child. Caught in the vortex of events and emotion Miguel makes a disastrous decision leading to a life time of guilt and regret.
Limping Father Francisco is an international theatre ensemble that formed out of a creative process at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). Their performance at BE Festival is their first work as a touring company.