La vida es sueño: el bululú

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 

No interval 

Venue: John Lyon’s Theatre, City Lit , 1-10 Keeley St, London WC2B 4BA View map


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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.