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Kiss of the Spider Woman

March - May 2018

About The Show

This ground-breaking play is a provocative tale of love, victimisation, fantasy and the friendship that develops between two strikingly different men imprisoned together in a Latin American jail.

Manuel Puig’s novel will be seen for the first time in a new dramatic adaptation by José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Allan Baker.

Samuel Barnett plays Molina. Theatre includes: The History Boys (National Theatre / Broadway – original cast; Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play), the Tony-award-winning productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III (Globe / West End / Broadway) and the Olivier-nominated Dealer’s Choice (Chocolate Factory and Trafalgar Studios). Television includes the title role in the major Netflix series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and films include The History Boys.


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Kiss of the Spider Woman

Show Info

Kiss of the Spider Woman

By Manuel Puig

A new adaptation by

José Rivera & Allan Baker


8th March – 5th May


Tues – Sat 8pm
Sat & Sun 3:30pm

Recommended age 15+
Contains partial nudity, strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Please note: there is no interval



Samuel Barnett

Declan Bennett

Grace Cookey-Gam



Laurie Sansom

Jon Bausor

Lighting Designer
Paul Anderson

Sound Designer
Philip Pinsky

Projection Designer
Andrzej Goulding