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Life is a Dream in London

Life is a Dream is coming to the Barbican!
¡La Vida es Sueño llega al Barbican!

Ahead of its premiere in Seville next week, we are delighted to announce that our first Spanish-language production, Life is a Dream will be performing at our London home, the Barbican, from 13-16 April 2023.

Declan and Nick talk warmly about their first performances in Spain in the summer of 1984. That was with Pericles which subsequently toured widely across the UK, Europe and beyond. Declan said “In the spirit of that odyssey and adventure, we look forward to bringing our new production of Life is a Dream home to the Barbican and sharing it with audiences far and wide in the coming season.”

Public booking opens on Monday 10th October, so make sure to save the date! Click the link below for more information about the production and to purchase your tickets – we look forward to seeing you at the show.

About Life is a Dream
Written in verse in 1635, Life is a Dream is one of Spanish dramatist Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s best-known and most studied works and was listed as one of the 40 greatest plays of all time by The Independent. The play is a philosophical allegory regarding the human situation and the mystery of life.

Directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, it will be performed by an ensemble of Spanish actors.

A prince chained in a mountain. A young woman disguised as a man in search of vengeance. Revolution, love, murder – but in Life is a Dream, is the real truly real, or is it all just a dream?

Co-produced by Cheek by Jowl, Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico (CNTC Madrid) and LAZONA; in collaboration with the Barbican, London and Scène Nationale d’Albi, France.

Graphic: Javier Naval

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