Based on “Le banquet fabulateur” by Nancy Huston
Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico


Directed by: Catherine Marnas and Helena Pimenta

Teatro Salón Cervantes

14 y 15 de Junio



Lola Baldrich
Jesús Castejón
Rafa Castejón
Aleix Melé
Víctor Sainz
Manuela Velasco

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Artistic team

Dramaturgy: Álvaro Tato
Verse conselour: Pepa Pedroche
Choreography: Nuria Castejón
Music: Madame Miniature / Miguel Magdalena
Lighting: Enrique Chueca
Costumes: Carlos Calvo / Mónica Teijeiro
Scenography: Carlos Calvo


 “The banquet” comes from “Le banquet fabulateur”, a show premiered in 2015 at the Théâtre National de Bourdeaux in Aquitaine (TNBA), based on the essay “L'Espèce fabulatrice” by Nancy Huston under the direction of Catherine Marnas, which was very successful and had a great international impact.

Now, in the framework of the artistic collaboration between the National Company of Classical Theatre (CNTC) and the Théâtre National de Bourdeaux en Aquitaine (TNBA), the banquet has the co-direction of Catherine Marnas and Helena Pimenta, directors of both institutions.

For this show, Helena Pimenta makes an adapted version from classical and universal texts, taking the different ideas and proposals from each scene from the original text to the great golden references, both Spanish and French and English, and adding a new meaning: the celebration of our classical theatre as an unlimited source of collective imaginarium.

Watch a video/fragment of the play


Festival de Artes Escénicas de la Comunidad de Madrid en Alcalá de Henares
Clásicos en Alcalá 2021