VenueDonmar Warehouse
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From8th October 2009
Opened13th October 2009
To28th November 2009
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30. Oct 13 19:00
PricesFrom £13.00. To £29.00.
What is currently on at Donmar Warehouse (V389)
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Life is a Dream

Life is a DreamT0535378757
To protect the country from the horrors prophesied, Segismundo is condemned for all eternity. Banished to a secret world high in the mountains and cut off from the sun, he can only dream of a life reversed: of palaces, empires, freedom and revenge.
Author Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Archive :: production:T0535378757, play:S3979, venue:V389

Production details

Helen Edmundson's new version of Calderon's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical kingdom.

Special Performances

  • 14 Nov 09 Audio Described
  • 18 Nov 09 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 23 Nov 09 Sign Interpreted


Producer Donmar
Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Director Jonathan Munby
Design Angela Davies
Lighting Neil Austin
Sound Dominic Haslam
Performer Dominic West (Segismundo)
Performer Malcolm Storry (Basilio)
Performer Rupert Evans (Astolfo)
Performer Kate Fleetwood (Rosaura)
Performer David Horovitch (Clotaldo)
Performer Lloyd Hutchinson (Clarion)
Performer Sharon Small (Estrella)
Performer David Smith (Soldier 2/Servant 2)
Performer Dylan Turner (Soldier 1/Servant 1)

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