Last January 17, Teatro Reina Victoria hosted the grand premiere of Burro, a production by Teatre Romea and Ay Teatro starring Carlos Hipólito. The work presents a tragicomedy, with live music, inspired by the masterpieces of literature that revolve around the donkey, and starring one of the essential actors in the history of Spanish theatre.
In an empty farm, a donkey tied to a stake recounts his life in the shadows as a forest fire approaches. Thus begins a tragicomic, funny, tender, poetic and profound journey that explores the great classic texts about the donkey and the intense relationship between the animal and the human being.
Live music and the purest theater accompany this nameless donkey, six thousand years old, on a journey through his adventures, misadventures and vicissitudes throughout classical Greece and Rome, the festive Middle Ages and carnivalesque, the Spanish and English Golden Age, the Enlightenment and Modernity. A story that fights against oblivion as the fire approaches. A work that leaves a mark… of a hoof.