Sergio Blanco and Daniel Goldman return to the Arcola Theatre, after the success of their critically acclaimed OFFIE award winning productions of Thebes Land and The Rage of Narcissus, to tell a mesmerising story of love and lust beyond the grave.
This production from one of the world’s most performed living Spanish-language playwrights is a darkly comic meditation on how we live and how we die; the story of a writer who makes the incredible decision to give his body another life after death.
“I remember thinking, what difference is there between donating my body to science and donating it to someone who might find pleasure in it when I’m dead.”
Desire, friendship, and eroticism intertwine in this dazzling new play that asks how far would you go for love? And will the world allow it?
Content warnings: assisted suicide, mentions of necrophilia, mental health and blasphemous language, descriptions of mass disasters.
Praise for the world premiere Spanish language production 'Cuando pases sobre mi tumba' at Edinburgh International Festival:
★★★★★ “A must-see triumph! .. Challenging, stimulating, playful, thrilling, but above all, it defies categorisation.” – The Spy in the Stalls
★★★★★ “Art, at its best, challenges an audience to see the world differently, and When You Pass Over My Tomb achieves this like nothing else I’ve ever seen” – A Young(ish) Perspective
★★★★ “An ambitious and inventive exploration of death” – Broadway Baby
★★★★ “Finger-licking, or rather phalanx licking, good” – North West End
★★★★ “I’m very glad to have seen it and urge lovers of challenging theatre to consider doing the same.” – Salterton Arts Review