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Saturday 25th of November 2017

Robot & Frank… and Jake

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Rachel Morgan catches first-time director Jake Schreier on his recent visit to Madrid to find out about his highly acclaimed debut, Robot & Frank, starring Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon

Jake Schreier looks out of the window of the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Madrid, disappointed by the constant springtime drizzle. He shifts in his seat to get comfortable, and disregarding the depressing weather, he eagerly begins to answer questions about his first full-length film, Robot & Frank (Un amigo para Frank).

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Robot & Frank is out now. For Rachel Morgan’s review, see www.inmadrid.com/magazine/regular-sections/movies/robot-frank-un-amigo-p...

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Robot & Frank (Un amigo para Frank)

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Rachel Morgan previews Jake Schreier’s directorial debut

The plot of Robot & Frank, directed by Jake Schreier, has an instant connection with the 1999 Robin Williams picture, Bicentennial Man. The main storyline of each centre around a robot and his owners. However, the humans take centre-stage in this latest bittersweet film.

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Robot& Frank(Unamigo para Frank) is released on Fri, 24 May. See also our interview with JakeSchreier in the June edition of InMadrid

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La Danza de la Muerte

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La Danza de la Muerte

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve been brutally isolated or stuck in your own personal jail cell, then you will definitely be able to relate to La Danza de la Muerte (The Dance of the Dead) by August St

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La Puerta Estrecha, C/del Amparo, 94 (Metro: Lavapiés/Embajadores). Tel: 91 467 22 24. 12 Apr-30 Jun. Fri-Sun, 8.30pm.Tickets from €15 at www.atrapalo.com

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Event Dates with repeat: 
12 April   - 30 June  

Comedy without borders

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The Freshly Squeezed team present stand up and improv comedy in Madrid, but they also host Spanish performers who want to test their routines in English. Rachel Morgan chats to them about the lure of language and laughs

Your palms are sweating. In front of you is a sea of eager faces waiting patiently for you to bring a smile to their lips. You know every word and pause of your routine, but your monologue is not in your native language.

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The Freshly Squeezed Comedy Nights, and Ole All Stars, take place at the Beer Station, Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 22 (Metro: Santo Domingo). May dates are Sun, 19, at 7.30pm, and Fri, 24, at 9pm. The Ole Stars, including Borja Sumozas and Francho Aijón, are on Thurs, 30 May, at 9pm. To reserve tickets, see www.freshlycomedy.com.

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Beer Station

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Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 22
Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 12.5544" N, 3° 42' 30.4632" W
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A wonderful, stripped-down performance

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Rachel Morgan attends the first night of Las chicas del calendario (Calendar Girls) at the Sala Roca of Los Teatros del Canal

If you come from a matriarchal family with strong female figures, Las chicas del calendario, under the direction of Antonio Calvo, will draw you in by making you feel as though you are hanging out with your favourite sassy aunts—cracking jokes, talking crudely and drinking white wine.

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Las chicas del calendario stars BeatrizCarvajal, María Garralón, Asunción Balaguer, Soledad Mayol, Berta Ojea andCarmen Esteban. Teatros del Canal, C/Cea Bermúdez, 1 (Metro: Canal). Tel: 91 308 99 99.Tickets (www.entradas.com) from €19. Tues-Fri, 8pm; Sat, 6pm and 9.30pm; Sun,6.30pm. 3-28 April. In Spanish; a reasonably strong level may be required.

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Teatros del Canal

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C/Cea Bermúdez, 1
Madrid 28003
Spain
40° 26' 18.9456" N, 3° 42' 17.7876" W
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