Vicky Araico Casas presents
Juana in a Million
By Vicky Araico Casas and Nir Paldi
★★★★ “tremendously captivating… always moving” Evening Standard
‘There’s simply nothing like it on the London stage. Juana in a Million? More like your Juana-chance-in-a-lifetime to see an unforgettable performance.’ Camden New Review
Winner of a Fringe First Award at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Juana in a Million is a powerful new one-woman show exploring true stories of immigrants to the UK. Emergent Mexican author-performer Vicky Araico Casas brings vividly to life her colourful cast of characters, lending stunning immediacy to her own immigrant experience and that of many others.
Directed and co-written by Nir Paldi (of multi-award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum), and informed by new social research, Juana in a Million weaves a moving tale of survival, betrayal and hope.
Intensely physical, darkly comic and ultimately heart-breaking, Juana in a Million is a tour-de-force.
The Press on Juana in a Million
★★★★ “this is a beautiful piece of physical theatre, featuring a remarkable performance from Araico Casas…a show that sheds such urgent light on the abuse that so many immigrant women are suffering right now in our own country. A must-see.” The Telegraph
★★★★ “Vicky Araico Casas’s exquisitely compact one-woman show” The Scotsman
“You will leave Juana in a Million feeling shell-shocked…The plight of South American women is one that vitally needs to be raised, and Juana in a Million is a dazzling way to do it.” The Stage
Vicky Araico Casas
Friday, 31 May 2013
From darkness into light for Latin Americans: addressing invisibility
With Professor Cathy McIlwaine (Queen Mary University)
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Working with women like Juana: the work of the Latin American Women Rights Service
With Carolina Gottardo (director of LAWRS)
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Juana, alternative endings by Frances Carslile
Frances has a background in women’s rights and community development. She lived and worked in Mexico and Bolivia and was Director of the Latin American Women’s Rights Service, a migrant women’s organisation here in London for 4 years, having worked there for almost ten years before leaving to start a family & a new career.