Història d’un senglar (o alguna cosa de Ricard)

Gabriel Calderón - Joan Carreras

Gabriel Calderón writes and directs this monologue lead by Joan Carreras

An actor faces the challenge of playing Richard III, the ruthless monarch of William Shakespeare’s tragedy. He has been playing supporting roles all his life and thinks he deserves this opportunity. However, he feels that the rest of the cast is not up to his standards and he doesn’t like anything the director proposes. During the construction of the character, the affinities between the actor and the English monarch begin to emerge. Both are ambitious and intelligent. Like Richard III, John is not satisfied with little, he craves power and is unwilling to waste his time with soft, oversensitive or mediocre actors. As their life stories intertwine, the relationship between actor, character and viewer becomes ever closer.

Història d’un senglar (o alguna cosa de Ricard) revolves around contemporary power mechanisms, desire and resentment, and proposes a reflection on the limits of human ambition. It won the Max Award for Best Actor, two Butaca Awards (Small Format and Actor) and a Premi de la Crítica (Barcelona’s Critics’ Awards) (Actor). After premiering at the festival in 2020, a season in Barcelona (Teatre Lliure), two in Madrid (Teatro de La Abadía) and a long tour around Spain, the show returns in Temporada Alta this year. It will also be performed during the month of September at La Villarroel (Barcelona).

Artistic team

Artistic team

Text and direction: Gabriel Calderón

Translation: Joan Sellent

Performer: Joan Carreras

Set design: Laura Clos

Costumes: Sergi Corbera

Costume and characterization assistant: Núria Llunell

Lighting: Ganecha Gil

Sound space: Ramón Ciércoles

Photography: Felipe Mena

Assistant director: Olivia Basora

Trainee set design assistant: Marta Calderón

Technical manager: Pere Capell

Shows technician: Àngel Puertas

Stage manager: Roser Puigdevall

Executive production: Luz Ferrero

Production manager: Josep Domènech

Production: Temporada Alta 2020 and Grec 2020. Festival de Barcelona, with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull

Acknowledgements: Emili Agustí

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Price: Tickets on sale September 2023