Wed. to Sat. 20.00 h
Sun. 18.00 h
1 h 10'
10 € - 29 €
+ 16 (High school)
SHOW RECOMMENDED BY THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
The show by author, actor and director Jordi Oriol in collaboration with director Xavier Albertí returns to Gràcia. After the success of the Trilogia del lament, we return to La mala dicció, a perversion of Shakespeare’s Macbeth that has the word as a dramatic motor.
We are bewitched by a spell, blinded by capital - today's isthmus between the top and the bottom, between good and evil - which offers us the power and the illusion of freedom. Dominated and eternally dissatisfied, we abuse power and exceed authority by creating countless crimes that have brought the world to the brink of collapse. Now that the natural world has been destroyed, we are left with the world of language. We have been cursed because of the harm we have done to our language. An allegory about the power of the word and the delirium of the imagination.
Secondary El Temps de les Arts d'arts escèniques 2022 Award.
WHAT THE PRESS SAID
"Amoral mortals, immoral loves, look at them, horrors, humorous, oral, sick and bad deaths. And luck. And Oriol’s luck that wants and flies and much. And cool. [...] Rhetorical figures and theoretical questions. A drama that bellows at four winds these inventions that are the words. Many words accumulate and cross, words play, are persecuted, perverted and entertain us. Lovers of playful literature laugh in the bleachers as if playing in the field, and we already like it. How well Jordi Oriol comes to the Lliure, with his verse universe. A lyrical and linguistic exercise, virtuous and prodigious, a triumphant spectacle. Of this trio, I’m already a fan. Fantastic."
Martí Rossell Pelfort – Recomana.cat
" La mala dicció is a fantastic combination of wit, tragedy, humour, and social criticism framed in a ground-breaking scenery and materialized by a team so well coordinated that Paula Malia, Jordi Oriol and Carles Pedragosa seem three voices of the same conscience. I ended up saying that I went to see the work without having read Macbeth but having informed myself enough to be able to understand certain references. I am now reading it and I can go deeper into the work of Albertí, although I maintain the interpretation of the main message. I think the play can be enjoyed more if you have read Macbeth or, at least, if you have sought information.”
Andreu Boix Pagès - Recomana.cat
" La mala dicció is said with good diction and with the grace of the free verse in the Lliure de Gràcia. [...] A festival of machination, ingenuity and genius, at the service of the word, theatre and entertainment."
Magí Camps - La Vanguardia
"La mala dicció. Authorship of Jordi Oriol and direction of Xavier Albertí. The last part of the Trilogia of the lament of Jordi Oriol that has been seen in the Teatre Lliure is a feast for lovers of words, language, and theatre in their essence. La mala dicció part of Shakespeare’s Macbeth with two power-hungry characters, Marc (Jordi Oriol) and Beth (Paula Malia), accompanied by his servant Seitó (Carles Pedragosa). Together they trigger a magnetic adventure that raises questions like whether to imprison ethics, what to do with chastity and how to make words stop losing value. All this takes shape through a dramaturgy that puts at the head the text and diction, plays with the language and turns every word of the show into fireworks."
Laura Serra y Núria Juanico Llumà - Ara
"No one better than Xavier Alberti to inject rhythm, audacity and intention into the dense tongue twister. His direction pushes the play towards humour using few setting elements (a few strange musical instruments). Dominates the text, it’s clear. Jordi Oriol slides resolutely between the requirements of his invented language, and the Lady of Paula Malia marks a remarkable in the musical note. Carles Pedragosa executes with ironies the servant Seitó, archetype of so many others that draw inequality. Silvia Delagneau dresses everything in sequins, scenery and deep black costumes that match the souls of the characters, harlequins of a metaphorical circus. Bad diction, good choice."
Manuel Pérez i Muñoz - El Periódico
" La mala dicció renames Macbeth as Marc, Lady Macbeth as Beth and leaves a third character, Seitó, representing all the servants and supporting characters of the original, to rewrite the play and make the vile Scottish nobles not murder people, but words. [...] The Trilogia del lament is one of the most impactful theatrical exercises seen in Barcelona in the last decade, without a doubt. And La mala dicció, premiered at Grec 2021, is a great ending."
Andreu Gomila - Time Out
Àlex Aviñoa and Sílvia Delagneau
Indigesta variation from the opera Macbetto by Verdi, played by accordeon, voice and two Baschet instruments (a crystal trombone and a Multisòfon ceded by Andreu Ubach family and checked by Martí Ruiz)
MAKE UP ADVISOR
COSTUMES MADE BY
Inés, Trini y Antonia
HATS MADE BY
SET UP MADE BY
Jorba-Miró estudi-taller d’escenografia, Theatrend
BASCHET INSTRUMENT SPECIALIST
Dr. Martí Ruiz i Carulla
Andreu Ubach and Tania Ubach, and to the Festival Grec technical and management teams
Show premiered on July 10 2021 at the Teatre Lliure in Barcelona, within the Grec Festival 2021
Teatre Lliure, Indi Gest AND Grec 2021 Festival de Barcelona
Oficina de Suport a la Iniciativa Cultural (OSIC)