the British Community Council, Lisbon

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Lisbon Players Present "Freedom Again!"

Thu 01 Feb, 2018 to Sun 04 Feb, 2018

(Organizer: The Lisbon Players | Category: Plays / Shows)

Details:

Performances:

1st - 4th February at Estrela Hall
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 21.00 (9 pm)
Sunday Matinee on 4th February at 16.00 (4 pm)

A 'curtain Raiser 2018' musical concert.

Directed and composed by Filipe Fernandes Thomaz

Musical direction by Jonathan Luxton
Stage managed by Nicole Hutcheson
Choreography (Waltz) by Elettra Sacchi
Lights and sound operation by Sara Peralta

In the halcyon days following the carnation revolution in Portugal, Luís, a young man, whose naive idealism has been recently shattered by his corporate masters, accepts a sideways transfer to Mozambique, where he meets a host of characters each of whom will play a defining role in his journey back to finding himself- a general who is tasked with keeping the peace as the freedom struggle in Mozambique heats up, a colleague, Miguel who still clings to the notion of empire and entitlement, not realising he is already a relic from a bygone age, and a maid, Keysha, who falls tragically in love with him-their destinies will interweave in a frenetic spiral of tumultuous sentiment, and as the country approaches a new dawn, loves, loyalties and characters will be put to the test in the darkest hours before the triumphant dawn of hope and freedom. This concert is at heart, a celebration of the triumphs and tribulations of love and the path to redemption, set in the twilight era between the dawn of freedom on two continents.

Cast:

Freddie Douglas, Catarina Silva, Ana Marta Kaufmann, João Garrel, Alberto Ferreira, Louise Kakoma, Inês Chora, Gonzalo Guzmán, Stephano Pugliese, Sofia Vaz, Aija Gailane, Beatriz Ferro, Cátia Delgado, Nicole Miguel, Paddy Prior, Pedro Alcântara, Rhyana Blakeley.

Orchestra:

Violins: Jonathan Price, Mateo Ballotta
Viola: André Magalhães
Violoncellos: Rosanna Brown, Molly Bird, Santiago Taylor
Double Bass: Carolina Fontes
Flutes: Anne Pogodalla, Claire Martin
Oboe: Alexandra Murphy
Clarinets: Marc Laflamme, Nair Baptista
Bassoon: Catherine Stockwell
French Horn: Ana Graça, Francisco Sousa,
Trumpet: Danielle de Sotti
Piano: Filipe F. Thomaz

Performances:

1st - 4th February at Estrela Hall
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 21.00 (9 pm)
Sunday Matinee on 4th February at 16.00 (4 pm)

To book, please go to Reservations and fill in the form.