First look images are released for Cheek by Jowl’s first Spanish-language production of Life is a Dream (La Vida Es Sueño) by Pedro Calderón de la Barca in a version by Artistic Directors of Cheek by Jowl, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, that runs at the Barbican from 13 – 16 April.
A prince chained in a mountain. A young woman disguised as a man, in search of vengeance. Revolution, love and murder – but in Life is a Dream, is the real truly real or is it all just 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.