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Tirant lo Blanc

Màrius Serra (based on Joanot Martorel workl) / Joan Arqué

Teatre Romea   25/06 - 04/08

This play proposes a Tirant of action and reaction based on the narrative pleasure of episodes that have fascinated generation upon generation of human beings over the course of more than five centuries.

The alternate telling of a classic written more than 500 years ago becomes a disconcerting mirror of the same conflicts that are shaking up the world today, as if its characters recognised themselves in the images reflected over these five centuries of gazes that cross each other from either side of the  Mediterranean.

Starting with princess Carmesina's presumed betrayal with the black gardener Lauseta, we trace the  adventures of the knight Tirant when his ship wrecks in the Mediterranean just off the Barbary Coast. Here in North Africa, first under the orders of the Emir and later arm in arm with his fellow survivor Plaerdemavida and Escariano, the king of Ethiopia,  Tirant begins his struggle to convert the infidels to Christianity, return to Constantinople to embrace Carmesina and free the empire of the Muslim threat. Between action and memory, the most epic episodes of the intrepid knight Tirant lo Blanc intertwine with the amorous foibles that besiege the characters in this colossal story.
A creation by the wordsmith Màrius Serra based on the text by Joanot Martorell, bringing new life on-stage to an immortal story. Joan Arqué directs a show performed by an outstanding cast of actors and the musician Judit Neddermann.

Co-produced by the Teatre Romea and the Grec 2024 Festival de Barcelona.

With the support of the ICEC (Catalan Institute of Cultural Companies) of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya; the Barcelona City Council; and INAEM (National Institute for the Performing Arts and Music) of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport. 

With funding from the European Union Next Generation Funds; the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (government of Spain); and Next Generation Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya).

At the representation of this show on July 20, there will be an audio-description and accompaniment service.

Artistic card

Text: Màrius Serra (based on the classic by Joanot Martorell). Director: Joan Arqué. Cast: Quim Àvila, Laura Aubert, Judit Neddermann, Moha Amazian, Neus Ballbé, Clara Mingueza, Ireneu Tranis and Agnès Jabbour. Set design: Judit Colomer. Costumes: Nídia Tusal. Lighting: Toni Ubach. Sound space:  Roger Gimenez Veciana Scenic movement and assistant director: Carla Tovias Characterization:  Núria Llunell Dramaturgy coach and diversity consultant: Denise Duncan 

Assistant director and stage movement: Carla Tovias. Production director: Maite Pijuan. Executive producer: Raquel Doñoro. Technical director: Moi Cuenca. Theatre head technicians: Sergi Lobaco and Raúl Martínez. Set construction:  Pascualin Estructures, Taller d’Escenografia Castells, S.L.Marketing and communication: Teatre Romea. Photography: David Ruano Graphic applications: Santi&Kco

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Discipline Theater

Dates and schedules From 25 June to 4 August. Tuesday-Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, at 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm; sundays, at 6 pm.

Space Teatre Romea

Language Catalan

Price 19-29 €

Other criteria Coproduction

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