Life’s a Dream: El Bululú
Dates and times
- Saturday 16th June 2.30pm: Play and Q&A after play
- Sunday 17th June June 4:00pm: Workshop: Classical Theatre for Young People (with an English interpreter)
- Sunday 17th June 2.30pm : Play and Q&A after play
Author: Calderón de la Barca
Director: Jesús Torres
Cast: Jesús Torres
Producer: Jesús Torres
Suitable for 13yrs+
Running Time: 75 minutes
Venue: John Lyon’s Theatre, City Lit , 1-10 Keeley St, London WC2B 4BA View map
1648. All the theaters of Spain are closed by royal mourning and the actors are persecuted and imprisoned.The spectators hide in the basement of the famous Turkish Tavern, to attend in a clandestine way the performance of Sebastián de Prado who, following the technique of the bululú, will perform the famous work of Calderón de la Barca: “Life is a dream”.
Jesús Torres recovers this theatrical technique of the Spanish Golden Age to give life to all the characters in Calderón’s masterpiece, one of the most important in Universal Literature, in an intense and dynamic show that combines respect for classical verse with a fresh staging, young and full of rhythm.