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Ricardo Neves-Neves and Filipe Raposo
©Pedro Macedo
Past event
Dates and Schedules

6 to 16 July
Thursday to Saturday , 20h; Sunday, 17h30


Conversation with the artists:
Sunday, July 9, after the show, moderated by Álvaro Correia


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


1h30 aprox.


€12 to €15 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction


Portuguese Sign Language

16 July, Sunday, 17h30

Audio Description

14 July, Friday, 20h and 16 July, Sunday, 17h30


After Banda Sonora and A Reconquista de Olivenza, the playwright and director Ricardo Neves-Neves and the pianist and composer Filipe Raposo meet again and join the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa in O Livro de Pantagruel. Once again, they create a fantasy universe, full of delusions and extravagances, black humor and many other shades. It’s about cannibalism, this show, literal or not. And about the manipulation of the human body and the manipulation of the other. It’s about revenge and about love, however cruel it can be. There is no lack of betrayal in this plot, but there is also a lot of romance. Inspired by stories such as Gargantua and Pantagruel, Hansel and Gretel, Sweeney Todd, Dracula, Frankenstein and many others, the scene is filled with small and large monsters that are as amusing as they are frightening: a Pantagruel in high heels, red lipstick and long hair. armed, a young Nosferatu in professional training, a rockabilly Hansel and a Gretel ready for survival games, two fetuses of twins with memories of past lives on the Euribor… Along the way, recipes are given for making sailors and moralists in principle career, trade unionist fists, peas with poached eyes and other cannibal delicacies such as that. It is time for devouring and tasting, swallowing and digestion. The meal is served, bon appetit.


Cast and Creative

Text and Direction Ricardo Neves-Neves Music and Orchestration Filipe Raposo CAST Andreia Valles, António Ignês, Célia Teixeira, Diogo Fernandes, Eliana Lima, Inês Cotrim, Juliana Campos, Rafael Gomes, Rita Carolina Silva, Ruben Madureira, Sandra Faleiro, Sissi Martins With Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa Conductor Pedro Neves VOCAL DIRECTOR João Henriques COSTUMES Rafaela Mapril COSTUME ASSISTANT Elisabete Guerreiro costume making Ana Baltar, Ana Santos, Isabel Telinho, Margarida Silva e Sara Horta scenography Henrique Ralheta scenography assistant António Muralha Scenography Construction Decor Galamba construction of props Lea Managil Sculpture Rodrigo Meireles LIGHT DESIGN and video Cristina Piedade SONOPLASTY Sérgio Delgado Movement Rita Spider COMBAT CHOREOGRAPHY Tiago da Cruz Characterization and Hair Dennis Correia and Marco Santos Characterization Wizard Catarina Félix video actors Francisca Neves-Nunes e Guilherme Palmeiro Graphic Design and Illustrations José Cruz SCENE PHOTOGRAPHS Estelle Valente PHOTOGRAPHY POSTER AND TV SPOT Pedro Macedo/Framed Films PROMOTIONAL VIDEO Eduardo Breda Staging Assistants António Ignês, Juliana Campos and Rita Carolina Silva Second Assistant Directors Gabriel de Castilho e Tiago Estremores TDE COMMUNICATION AND PRESS OFFICE Mafalda Simões TDE PRODUCTION Andreia Alexandre TdE Executive Production Eliana Lima CULTURPROJECT PRODUCTION Nuno Pratas DIFFUSION José Leite acknowledgments Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Carlos Prado, Marco Arantes, Cristiana Lima Co-production Teatro do Eléctrico, Cineteatro Louletano, Culturproject e São Luiz Teatro Municipal /// Teatro do Eléctrico is a structure funded by República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção Geral das Artes, Cineteatro Louletano / Câmara Municipal de Loulé and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa / Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista


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