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Top Catalan actress Núria Espert plays King Lear in its adaptation at Barcelona’s Teatre Lliure

January 19, 2015 07:55 PM | ACN / Georgina Garriga

Núria Espert, one of the most international and widely recognised theatre actresses in Catalonia, has taken on the role of Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ at the age of 79. This challenging project also means her return to the Catalan theatre scene after spending the last few years working on the Spanish stage. Lluís Pascual, the Director of the Catalan theatrical adaptation, justified the decision, stating “the best candidate to play King Lear was an actress, not an actor”. This Catalan version of ‘King Lear’ will be running until February 25th at the Teatre Lliure in Barcelona.

The Teatre Lliure posts its highest attendance figures in 2013

February 5, 2014 08:37 PM | ACN / Guillem Jané Casals

A total of 92,833 spectators attended the Teatre Lliure during 2013. This is the best figure registered by the Catalan theater venue in its history and led to €1,151,594 in revenue. The occupation rate reaches 73.2%, the same as last year.  The Teatre Lliure has two venues: one in Montjuïc and the other in Gràcia. The first one is the largest one and registered 62,893 spectators with a 69.2% seat occupation rate. The Gràcia venue posted 30,140 spectators for an 84.9% occupation rate. ‘Els feréstecs’ (The Wild) was the most popular show.

Stage Director Lluís Pasqual, big winner of Catalan Theatre ‘Oscars’

December 4, 2013 07:13 PM | ACN / Pere Francesch / Pau Cortina

The ‘Butaca’ Awards have recognised the best Catalan Theatre performed during the 2012/2013 season. Lluís Pasqual, the Director of Barcelona's Lliure Theatre, has been awarded Best Director for his reinterpretation of Carlo Goldini’s The Boors comedy. The play was just as acclaimed as its Director, winning 5 of the 8 prizes it was competing for, including Best Show. Contemporary plays such as Smiley and Barcelona were also distinguished, winning 3 awards each. Albert Triola was presented the Best Actor Award for his part in Smiley while Emma Vilarassau won Best Actress for Barcelona. Famous Actress Rosa Maria Sardà received the honorary award in acknowledgment of her career.