Theatre Royal Plymouth

Rambert: Life is a Dream


Tuesday 27 - Wednesday 28 November 2018 Download Calendar

The Lyric


In a run-down rehearsal room, a director drifts off to sleep with images of the day’s rehearsals running through his mind. In his dreams the play is revisited, recast and replayed, and fantastic images of worlds far beyond his room appear.

Life is a Dream is a spectacular new dance show from the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup. Alongside dramatic, lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble, imagery from legendary filmmakers the Quay Brothers creates a dream-like experience, and a live orchestra playing the rich music of Witold Lutosławski adds to the otherworldly atmosphere.

They combine in a contemporary re-imagining of a classic play by Calderón — a study of desires as recognisable in today’s world as at any time in the past 400 years: the longing for authentic experience, and the need to dream.

Kim Brandstrup’s previous work for Rambert, Transfigured Night, won the 2016 National Dance Award for best modern choreography.

“A cinematic masterpiece”*
Financial Times

“Unquestionably one of the year’s dance highlights”
The Observer

“A dream ticket”
Evening Standard

Rambert - Kim Brandstrup

Pricing & Concessions

Tickets from £12.50

Ticket prices vary and may be subject to change. Book early to get the best prices

View our seating map here.


Under 16s, Student, Young Company, Unwaged
£8 off B & C

Over 60s, People’s Company
£3.50 off B & C

£3.50 off A, B, C, D & E

Corporate Members:
£5 off, A, B & C

£10 off A, B & C

Groups of 10+:
£5 off per ticket, A, B & C (plus 1 complimentary ticket for bookings 20+)

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets, B, C, D & E