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Hamster Clown

Ricardo Neves-Neves and Rui Paixão
©Estelle Valente | Art Designer: José Pinheiro
Dates and Schedules

23 June to 4 July
Wednesday to saturday, 20h; Sunday, 17h30


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


€12 to €15 (discounts apply)

Age Restriction

Age rate pending


Once upon a time, at an uncertain space and time, somewhere in the evolution from mice to men, one being enclosed within its own labyrinth. The director Ricardo Neves-Neves and the performer and clown Rui Paixão gather for the first time to create a show with no text, loaded with visual and sound effects. On stage, we’re transported to a retro-futuristic universe in garden-green tones, filled with renaissance statues, one giant octopus, swarms of bees, scary owls and bratty vacuum cleaners. In between laughter and horror, nonsense and the meaning of life, among theater, dance and performance, Hamster Clown approahces dreams and nightmares, moments of confinement and release. And it’s not very relevant if we’re either man or mice – in there we’ll all be skinned.

Cast and Creative

Artistic direction Ricardo Neves-Neves Coproduction Teatro do Eléctrico, Cine-Teatro Louletano and São Luiz Teatro Municipal Stage set José Manuel Castanheira Props Cristóvão Neto Costumes Rafaela Mapril Light design José Álvaro Correia Sound design Sérgio Delgado TdE Technical direction Cláudia Rodrigues Art designer José Pinheiro TdE Production and Communincation Mafalda Simões Culturproject production Nuno Pratas Partners Billyboom, Convento Inn and Artist Residencies – convento.pt , Frescos Produções, Make it Happen, CML/Pelouro da Cultura in the context of RAAML/Polo Cultural Gaivotas, Pecosita-Pepito Coproduction Teatro do Eléctrico, Cine-Teatro Louletano, Theatro Circo de Braga, Centro de Arte de Ovar, 23 Milhas, Culturproject and São Luiz Teatro Municipal /// O Teatro São Luiz/EGEAC is partner in the Projeto Europeu Teatro(s) Inclusivo(s)/Inclusive Theatres.


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