Theatre

TURMOIL Physical Comedy by Brazil’s Hottest Playwright – part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 (WAF 2017) Dende Collective – the Anglo-Brazilian Theatre Company presents the European premiere of a new play by Jô Bilac, the most prized Brazilian writer of the moment, performed in the Battersea Library as part of the WAF 2017. Jô Bilac’s work finally arrives in the UK: 5, 6, 12 and 13 May 2017 at 7 PM. TURMOIL will be performed on a traverse area at the exquisite Reading Room of the 1924-built Battersea Library. When: 5, 6, 12 &13 May 2017…

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Brazilian Daniel Monteiro is part of the stage cast of the musical “The Lion King” and has already received critical acclaim for his performance. His gift for the arts began in his teens. He studied ballet and his career took off soon after his first stage role. After starring in the Brazilian version of “The Lion King” he was invited to participate in a minor adaptation of the play that was touring several cities in the UK where, on occasion, he stood in for the main actor of the role “Simba”. In February this year the young actor was chosen…

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Stage reading is a form of theatre in which actors read a literary work out loud, whilst interpreting it for the public. In an effort to promote the work of the Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues to the British public, a special reading is to be put on of his great success “Perdoa-me por me traíres” (Forgive me for your Betrayal). Nelson Rodrigues was born in the state of Pernambuco and is one of Brazil’s most important playwrights. His work, written between 1940 and 1970, revolutionized Brazilian theatre. More than an artist, Rodrigues has gone on to be revered as an…

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The writer Márcia Zanellato has been invited to take part in “The Birth Machine”, and will have her play performed on 21 October, in Manchester. With an impressive CV full of awards, Márcia writes for theatre, TV and cinema. The Brazilian Foreign Office has previously selected her work to appear in their Contemporary Brazilian Theatre periodical. She also recently received an award for Best Author for the play Desalinho, at the Rio de Janeiro Theatre Producer’s Association Awards. Her current project sees Márcia taking a look at Brazil’s social and geopolitical history through the lens of child-birth over the last…

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The Brazilian play Orfeu da Conceição will be one of the best reasons to go along to the King’s College Arts & Humanities Festival. Playing with Orpheus is the name of the English interpretation of this Brazilian classic, to be put on at the Great Hall King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London. Written by Vinicius de Moraes, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim, and scenery by Oscar Niemeyer, the original Brazilian version inspired a generation of artists, and was the basis of films such as Black Orpheus (1959) and Orpheus (1999), as well as the musicals Orpheus (2010) and…

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October 18 & 19, Chelsea Theatre – Part of a 2016 / 2017 UK tour Gasp… Be amazed… Take aim… It’s a live target! Nando Messias is back with a new work, Shoot the Sissy – his own disturbingly beautiful freak show, a queer menagerie of carnivalesque contortion and florid fantasy. How many ways are there to shoot a Sissy? Confronting the everyday danger of death inherent in the queer condition, Messias pulls the audience into the firing line. In response to the shootings in Orlando, it is time to reflect on whether ‘queer lives matter’ too. Following on from his…

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StoneCrabs Theatre Company is searching for creative, committed and enthusiastic young people, to participate in this year’s Young Directors Training Programme. The opportunity is completely free of charge and directors of all sorts of backgrounds are encouraged to take part. The deadline for inscriptions is 12pm on 26 August 2016. 1st phase: Workshop 03 September 2016 2nd phase: Interviews between 05 and 08 September 2016 Click here  to sign up. For further information, go to: www.stonecrabs.co.uk/youngdirectors *This programme is in association with The Albany Theatre and supported by Lewisham Council.

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“Adventure of One Hans Pfall”, is a production from the Brazilian artist Vini Carvalho, and will be put on at the Putney Arts Theatre, in London. Based on Poe’s work, the play tells the story of a man who wants to escape his misery by traveling to the moon in an enormous hot air balloon. His scientific dabblings allow him to go on the journey by himself, and along the way he confronts danger whilst passing through some beautiful landscapes, always believing that anything is possible. The play will make use of multimedia tools, with video projection, unique costumes and…

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In the year of the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death, the actress Eliete Cigaarini directs 15 Scenes from Romeo and Juliet, a setting of his most famous play, in tribute to William Shakespeare. The play 15 Scenes from Romeo and Juliet didn’t come about by mere chance: in partnership with the Teatro Garagem (Garage Theatre), the director Eliete Cigaarini created, in 2015, the workshop “Processes in Shakespeare – a study of the play Romeo and Juliet” – intended for professional actors. The main focus of the course was development of the play’s characters, followed by a contextualization study of…

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In London, like Macapá – the capital of the state of Amapá, in the north of Brazil – there are current theatre productions about this noble profession Housekeepers, mostly women (given they are naturally apt and careful when it comes to the home) are professionals who have a noble role: to keep the home clean, comfortable, and functional. In Brazil, generally speaking, the people who work as housekeepers do so much of the time because of the lack of professional alternatives, or simply to make ends meet while studying or as a stopgap whilst searching for another job. In London…

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