"Late 14th century in the Valley of Mexico and a small, unknown tribe called the Aztecs propel themselves from nomadic mercenaries to rulers of a great empire. Passion, power and intrigue play out in this epic political thriller which charts the history of an ancient civilisation. Spanning a century and based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices, A Soldier In Every Son - The Rise of the Aztecs is closely inspired by Shakespeare's history plays. A Compania Nacional de Teatro de Mexico/Royal Shakespeare Company co-production. Originally commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival."
"Luis Mario Moncada Playwright, actor and theatre researcher, Luis Mario Moncada has written and adapted nearly thirty plays, almost all of which have been produced; some of them have been translated into English, French and German, and received several national awards. As a researcher, he has written a detailed study of twentieth-century Mexican theatre, as well as numerous articles for professional journals. He has been head of the Centre for Theatre Research, 'Rodolfo Usigli' (CITRU) and of the Hellenic Cultural Centre of Mexico, among others. He has received many awards, including the National Award for Young Talent in 1985 and the Ruiz de Alarcon Prize in 2012 for his career as an author. Gary Owen's plays include Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco, The Shadow of a Boy, The Drowned World and Ghost City. Most recently he's written Love Steals Us From Loneliness, part of National Theatre Wales' debut season, Blackthorn for Theatre Clwyd and Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffi an for the Watford Palace Theatre, as well as being co-creator and writer of the BBC Wales TV series, Baker Boys. His work has won the George Devine Award, the Meyer Whitworth Award, the Pearson Best Play Award and a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival, has been translated into a dozen languages and produced all over the world."