Teatro Español y Naves del Español


by Álvaro Tato
Based on the picaresque novels of the Spanish Golden Age
May 5
June 5, 2022



Tuesday to Sunday / 7:30pm

14th May / 6pm

15th May / 8:30pm

1h and 40 min

Malvivir is the first-person account of the secret life of the picaro Elena de Paz, a free, rebellious, thieving, ingenious, deceitful and runaway woman who defies all the conventions of her time and pays the price for her freedom.

Malvivir is a journey into the dark side of the Spanish Golden Age; a journey through the different social strata, settings and characters of a turbulent and fascinating era.

Malvivir is also the story of the heart-breaking and wild love between Elena and Montúfar; two miserable picaros in a Spain of splendour and famine, dreams and deceit, faith and witchcraft, illusion and death.

Ay Teatro presents a tragicomic vision of the 17th century, a reflection on freedom and survival, and a revival of the female picaresque literature of the Baroque period.

Cast and Creative Team

With fragments taken from:

La hija de Celestina by Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo

La niña de los embustes by Alonso de Castillo Solórzano

La pícara Justina by Francisco López de Úbeda

Tres letrillas and Un romance by Francisco de Quevedo

Dramaturgy and adaptation: Álvaro Tato

Directed by: Yayo Cáceres

With: Marta PovedaAitana Sánchez-Gijón and Bruno Tambascio

Original music: Yayo Cáceres

Costume design: Tatiana de Sarabia

Lighting design: Miguel A. Camacho

A production byAy Teatro

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Audio description

Magnetic loop

Subtitling for the deaf

Amplified sound

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