Daaali

Shan Khan
Els Joglars
Barbican Theatre (BITE01)
(2001)

Els Joglars (The Jesters) is one of the best-known Catalan theatre companies. They started in mime which was a necessity in Franco's Spain. In fact the company's members were imprisoned in the 1980's for the content of their work. This background shows through in their affectionate, surreal biography of a Catalan hero, Salvador Dali.

This production, surprisingly in Spanish rather than Catalan, is directed by dramaturg, Albert Boadella and stars Ramon Fontser

Reviewer: Philip Fisher