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Vita & Virginia

Daniel Gorjão
©Ninfeia Ateliê
Past event
Dates and Schedules

December 15th, 17th and 19th
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday, 19h30


Sala Mário Viegas



Age Restriction



Starting on December 1st and until further instructions from the Health Authorities (DGS), according to the current measures regarding the access to public events with assigned seats it’s required the presentation of the digital vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or negative testing certificate (negative PCR test certificate performed in the 72 hours prior to the show or antigen test performed in the 48 hours prior to the show).

For further informations please contact the ticket office using the phone 213257650 or the email bilheteira@teatrosaoluiz.pt


More than a play or a compilation of letters between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, this is a relationship exposed in two acts. In its light and in its shadow, in its subtleties, in its sensuality and in its humour, in its defiance. As these are two women with such striking personalities, it also ends up being an endless game between the two, which gives the viewer the feeling of peeking through the keyhole at every moment – between curiosity, fascination and the shamelessness of looking at these two icons, more than as writers, as women – in all their complexity.

Um Coração Normal is a cycle dedicated to the themes of gender identity and sexual orientation, which includes three distinctive though complementary moments: identities, an informal convefsation on the topic, with first hand testimonies and and the participation of specialists; Vita & Virginiam from Eileen Atkins, a compilation of 20 years of letters between the writers Virginia Wopolf and Vita Sackville-Weat, in particular the correspondence exchanged throughout the 1920s, when they met and fell in love; and Gejaĉo, a performative act turned to ritual, where there’s the intention of transitioning from the individual biography to the inclusion of everyone  who wishes to be part of it.


Cast and Creative

Artistic direction Daniel Gorjão Text Eileen Atkins Translation Constança Carvalho Homem Creative support João Villas-Boas Creation support and production assistant Ana Jezabel Performances Maria João Vicente and Teresa Tavares Musical direction Martim Sousa Tavares Sound design Miguel Lucas Mendes Set design Tiago Pinhal Costa Set construction assistance Tudo Faço – Américo e Luísa Castanheira Costumes Jaqueline Roxo Atelier Production and light design Teatro do Vão Press office ShowBuzz Support Sanjo Video and photography registration Outros Ângulos Residency support Companhia Olga Roriz Acknowledgments Alexandre Rebelo, Frederico Batista, Gisela João, Ivo Meco, João Figueiredo Dias, lola.bordadeira, Mónica Talina, Nuno Matos e plataforma P’LA ARTE Institutional partner República Portuguesa – Ministério da Cultura


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