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Graphic: Javier Naval

Life is a Dream
La Vida es Sueño

Cheek by Jowl take on Calderón’s astonishing play from the Spanish Golden Age, La Vida es Sueño (Life is a Dream) in its first Spanish-language production premiered in October 2022. Since opening we have performed in 25 theatres, 4 international festivals, and 8 countries. See more

“Intense brilliance.”

20 Minutos
7–9 May 2024Mexico City, Palacio de Bellas Artes, MexicoTickets

Upcoming dates
Life is a Dream still has a number of upcoming tour dates in 2024, both in Mexico and Spain. We aren’t quite ready to announce details, but check back soon or follow our social media or newsletters for announcements.


Also from Declan and Nick, in repertory at the Teatrul Național “Marin Sorescu” in Craiova, Romania.

After the success of Oedipus, Declan and Nick have returned to Craiova to premiere a new production of Hamlet. The production premiered in February 2024 and remains in repertoire at the National Theatre.

Ubu Roi

Available to students via Digital Theatre+

Our 2013 production of Alfred Jarry’s irreverent masterpiece, Ubu Roi, is now available to stream on Digital Theatre+.

“Whatever Cheek by Jowl does next constitutes a major happening.”

The Guardian
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