by Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, translated by Sharon G. Feldman

On a deserted road, a woman sees a man. In her confrontation with him, she unearths her own dark motives and uncovers unspoken desires.

Exploring the nature of desire and the possibilities of self-knowledge, Desire won the Catalan Literature National Prize when it was first performed in Barcelona in 1991.


Annabel Cleare | Stephen Connery Brown | Simon de Deney | Isabelle Gregson.

Creative Team

Director: Julia Stubbs | Designer: Mike Lees | Lighting: Rei Kurosaki | Sound: Damian Reynolds | Photographer: Venus Raven.

Produced by 20 South Street.

Performance dates

13-31 July 2010 at the White Bear Theatre, London

Josep Maria Benet i Jornet is a theatre and television dramatist and scriptwriter. Born in Barcelona, he is the author of more than 40 works for the stage and has been a leading contributor to the striking revitalisation of Catalan theatre in the post-Franco era. Desire (Desig in Catalan) is considered by many to be one of his seminal pieces of work.

Sharon G. Feldman has translated a number of plays by prominent Catalan writers including Sergi Belbel, Pau Miró, Carles Batlle and Josep Maria Benet i Jornet.