by Dr. Stefanie Claudia Müller
Els Joglars has become throughout its existence a political theatre group somehow criticizing especially the situation in Catalonia where an increasing number of people wish to separate from the rest of the country and create their own Republic. This has caused former director and founder Albert Boadella a lot of headaches as well in his position as a manager of the Teatros del Canal in Madrid years ago where nearly all political forces want to stop separatism and abuse groups like this for their own interests. In the cultural world, his political positions also provoked very different reactions.
Now in pandemic times, the group returned to the place where Boadella gained experience in cultural management and its complicated political implications with a two-year-old piece criticizing again Catalan nationalism and its intention to falsify history and facts. Like always the international renown artists combine different disciplines and offer a very amusing, but also intellectual demanding show. After such a long period without cultural life, Madrid’s public is more than happy to enjoy again theatre of all kinds, to leave home every now and the, and to have a good time forgetting about Covid-19 during a play like the one of Els Joglars. #spaincomesback