Street theatre is nice, since it is small-scale and personal. The acts are small, and the audience is small. That’s why they got out of the theatre, and onto the street. That’s why it is called street theatre. A great way to get to know street theatre is to visit a theatre festival. Edinburgh has the most famous theatre festival in the world, and Tàrrega has the most famous Spanish festival. Tàrrega happens to be quite close to Lleida, so tonight we’ll be walking around in the streets of Tàrrega to see what is happening in the marvellous world of street theatre.
This year we found something curious. There was one show we really liked to see (Toni Alba), but this show is performed in a theatre. The curious thing is that we are going to look at a street theatre artist, those artists that are too small for a theatre, that is so popular that he’s playing in a theatre. The other curious thing about this show is that it starts at 1:00 o’clock at night.