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City Lit - The John Lyon's Theatre

1-10 Keeley Street

London

WC2B 4BA

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LA CALDERONA by Rafael Boeta

Description: She was the bastard daughter that no one ever mentions. Who was María Inés Calderón, better known as La Calderona? For some, she was one of the most important actresses on the 17th century Spanish stage, for others, the most controversial of Philip IV’s lovers, the mother of John Joseph of Austria, who Philip would later acknowledge as his bastard son. There are even those who say that the Sierra de la Calderona in Valencia was named after her and that she ended her days as the leader of a gang of bandits.

How did a young girl abandoned in a doorway become none other than the King’s favourite, in a Spain where being a woman and a bastard was the same as being nothing? La Calderona’s story is one of power, ambition, love and survival, related in the form of a dark comedy to a hip hop soundtrack, with a DJ on stage and constantly going back and forth, in a game of mirrors which is both original and baroque, from the 17th century to the 21st, and from the 21st century back to the 17th. Do you really want to miss it?

There will be a Q+A session with an interpreter into English after the performance on both days.

Play in Spanish with English Surtitles.

Running time: 90 min. No interval.

Suitability: 18+

Wheelchair accessible.

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LA CALDERONA de Rafael Boeta

Sinopsis: La hija bastarda de la que nadie habla. ¿Quién fue María Inés Calderón, más conocida como La Calderona? Para algunos, una de las actrices más importantes del star system español del siglo XVII, para otros, la más controvertida amante de Felipe IV, madre del que luego sería reconocido bastardo y principal de España, Juan José de Austria. Hay incluso quienes dicen que la sierra de la Calderona, en Valencia, le debe su nombre, y que acabó sus días convertida en cabecilla de un grupo de bandoleros.

¿Cómo llegó una niña abandonada en un portal a ser nada más y nada menos que la favorita del rey, en una España en la que ser mujer y bastarda era lo mismo que no ser nada? La historia de la Calderonaes una historia sobre el poder, la ambición, el amor y la supervivencia contada en clave de comedia oscura y a golpe de hip hop, con un DJ en escena y viajando constantemente, en un juego de espejos tan barroco como original, del siglo XVII al XXI y del XXI al XVII. ¿Te lo vas a perder?

Encuentro con el público tras la función ambos días.

Obra en castellano con sobretítulos en inglés.

Duración: 90 min sin intervalo

Edad recomendada: 18+

Accesible a sillas de ruedas

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WC2B 4BA

United Kingdom

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