Cheek by Jowl, London, England
Director: Declan Donnellan
In Spanish, with English and Hungarian subtitles
1 hours 45 minutes, without breaks.
A prince chained in the mountains. A young woman disguised as a man seeking revenge. Revolution, love, murder – but in Life is a Dream, is the real truly real, or is it all just a dream?
Cheek by Jowl’s first Spanish-language production will be Calderón’s astonishing play from the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, it will be performed by a company of Spanish actors.
It follows many years of Cheek by Jowl performances in Spain and many years of establishing connections and collaborating with Spanish performers and theatre professionals. Life is a Dream is the first play from the Golden Age performed since Donnellan and Ormerod presented their 1989 English-language adaptation of Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna at the National Theatre in London.
Stage- and costume designer: Nick Ormerod
Choreographer: Amaya Galeote
Dramaturge: Pedro Víllora
Composer: Fernando Epelde
Assistant Director: Josete Corral
Lighting: Ganecha Gil
Assistant Designer: Alessio Meloni
Costume Assistant: Elena Colmenar
Sound Assistant: Gastón Horischnik
Lighting Assistant: Javier Hernandez