Relive last year's Out of the Wings festival of theatre from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds.

It’s July, which means it’s Out of the Wings Festival month! The sixth annual festival of plays from Iberia and Latin America kicks off in a few weeks, but to tide you over until then Out of The Wings are giving everyone a chance to relive last year’s festival.

For seven days, all six readings from Out of the Wings 2021 are available to stream for free! Featuring visitors from outer space, searing questions of justice and redemption, mysterious disappearances, the search for identity, and one couple’s wander through a shopping centre of epic proportions. Whether for the first time or as a rewatch, sit back and enjoy these plays from Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Chile and Peru, all in brand-new English translations.

And this year, join Out of the Wings for #OOTW2022 from 19-23 July for another week of fantastic UK premieres.

*For technical reasons, the recordings of Cosmica and Complete Sex were made not at the festival, but at a later date. We’re grateful to Lisa Kirby and Joseph Vaiana for their brilliant performances in the original reading of Cosmica in July 2021.

4-11 JUL


It’s the first day of the final year of secondary school. Meisa lost her spots over the summer. Barrientos is late. And Juan still knows all the answers. Three teenagers feel the first blows of love, cruelty and kindness as they float somewhere between the classroom and the cosmos.


We are constantly asked to fill in forms, tick boxes and put things in black and white. But identity and gender are more complex. Not being able to tick a box doesn’t make us incomplete, quite the opposite, it can transform, empower and complete us.


Do doctors have enemies? Do they treat everyone equally? Do they prefer one kind of patient over others? In You Shall Love, a group of doctors prepare their exposition for a conference on humanitarian aid. In the process enquiries and tensions will surge questioning their ideas on diversity, enemy and violence.


In an apparently mundane context, a few people start disappearing, who knows where, who knows why. A woman, alongside her husband, tries to understand what’s going on. As she dives into an ever-growing and unending search for answers, the path leads her to learn that perhaps she may never really find them.


Adam and Eve are in Paradise – a multi-storey shopping centre that claims to offer everything they want. But Adam can’t afford anything, and Eve desires it all. A funny, searching play that asks how to be happy in a world that is constantly demanding us to want more.


How do you look at the enemy in the eye? A Human Rights lawyer, accustomed to solving unwanted cases, receives an unusual proposal: to organise a yoga workshop for the leaders of Peru’s most notorious terrorist groups, who are serving life sentences in a maximum-security prison since the early 90s.