Agenda Municipal / Theatre Road

Fri 14 and Sat 15 Jul
Casa das Artes programme

Grand auditorium | 21h30

Admission: 4 euros. Students, Cultural Quadrilateral Card and Seniors (aged 65 and over): 2 euros | Rating: M/12 | Running time: 90 min

In ROAD, we are invited to travel down a street in Lancashire in Thatcherian England. From the point of view of a narrator, we travel episodically through alleys and living rooms, pass from bedroom to kitchen and are voyeurs of the lives and struggles of its inhabitants. We catch them at the centre of their resistant existence and are witnesses to their repressed dreams and their desires to escape. Written in 1980s England at a time of economic and social cutbacks and depression, where jobs and hope are scarce commodities, Jim Cartwright's acclaimed work returns to its sharp resonance four decades later. In a global era in which the boundaries of a country are expanding, this England could now be any country in Europe and this Street, any street in our country.

Technical record
Play: Jim Cartwright 
Stage: Inês Lua
Stage assistance: Sara Neves
Support of Movement: Inês Carneiro
Cast: André Leonardo, Beatriz Ribeiro, Beatriz Soares, Cláudia Silva, Diana Cruz, Érica Baptista, Francisca Marques, Gabriel Gaspar, Guilherme Ribeiro, Inês de Castro, Jéssica Silva, Kylie Bloom, Leonor Lourenço, Lucas Oliveira, Luísa Bessa, Mafalda Magalhães, Margarida Moura, Rafael Faria, Rafaela Alves
Unit still photographer: José Caldeira
Hairdresser: José Resende
Unit production manager: Glória Cheio
Production assistant: Jorge Azevedo
Production: Rui Bezerra
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