This captivating piece of dance theatre, narrated by Alexei Sayle, features renowned dancers Kerieva McCormick and Raúl Prieto (formerly Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras), choreography by flamenco ‘Gran Maestro’ Javier Latorre, video design by Tim Reid (1984/Quiz Show) and lighting design by Colin Grenfell (Black Watch).
The stunning flamenco dance is accompanied by breathtaking special effects and a specially commissioned score, performed by a live band that includes legendary jazz pianist Pablo Suàrez, Scottish virtuoso flamenco guitarist Andrew Robinson and esteemed flamenco singer Olayo Jiménez.
In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, 4,000 children – known as ‘Los Niños de la Guerra’ – were evacuated to the UK. This story follows one of them, Esperanza, a typist, twenty years later in post-war Britain, who decides to make the dangerous journey back to her past, and Franco’s Spain.
Inspired by interviews with several of the ‘Niños’, now in their nineties, and co-directed by McCormick and Ben Harrison (Grid Iron), The Typist is an exhilarating story of courage, passion and identity.
By Kerieva McCormick
Co-Directors: Kerieva McCormick & Ben Harrison
Narrator: Alexei Sayle
Choreographer: Javier Latorre>
Video Design: Tim Reid
Lighting Design: Colin Grenfell
Set Design: Ali Maclaurin
Flamenco Dancers: Kerieva McCormick & Raúl Prieto
Flamenco Singer: Olayo Jiménez
Virtuoso Pianist: Pablo Suárez
Virtuoso Guitarist: Andrew RobinsonDouble Bass: Mario Caribe
Percussion: Dalbir Singh Rattan
“Kerieva McCormick is a talent to be reckoned with. Her new dance theatre work ‘The Typist’ soars.” ★★★★