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Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

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15 — 16 Sep - 2018

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© Filipe Ferreira
(c) Mário Novais
(c) Bruno Simão

Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

How to get there?

This event has already happened
15 — 16 Sep - 2018

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility.

Tickets can be collected at the D. Maria II Theatre Ticket Office on the day of the show, from 12am. Maximum of 2 tickets per person, with two extra tickets for Leituras Encenadas or Amélia. Subject to availability. No reservations.

how to get there
subway: Restauradores (blue line) or Rossio (green line)
bus: 207, 711, 732, 736, 746, 759, 783,
train: Rossio (Sintra line)

You can’t have a Theatre for everyone without everyone coming to the Theatre. That’s why D.Maria II Theatre’s new season is getting underway with two free admission days. Shows for all ages, concerts, readings, book launches, exhibitions and the Theatre Book Fair are just some of the reasons to get down to Rossio. But the real reason is to get together again.

by Pascal Rambert
15 september, 8pm
Sala Garrett

THEATRE was born in Russia. Pascal Rambert was at the Moscow Art Theatre, having been invited to present the play Clôture de d’amour in Russian. During the time he was there, Rambert spoke with the actors. Young and old. He heard the stories and memories of these actors. THEATRE was born. In Lisbon, he is repeating the listening exercise with Portuguese actors.

director, script and scenery: Pascal Rambert
featuring: Beatriz Batarda, Cirila Bossuet, João Grosso, Lúcia Maria, Rui Mendes
children’s cast: Asia Galante, Maria Abreu and Sara Barbosa
children’s cast support: Sandra Pereira
artistic advice: Pauline Rousille
translation and dramaturgical support; Joana Frazão
supported by: Institut Français, Institut Français du Portugal, Companhia Olga Roriz
production: TNDM II


À espera de Godot
by Samuel Beckett
staging by David Pereira Bastos
15 september, 8pm
16 september, 7pm
Sala Estúdio

A montage based on the work of the actor and on listening to the text and the score recommended by Beckett. Discover how to keep the text alive for actors and audiences and how to be free as creators and artists with a text with so many restrictions imposed by the author.

based on José Maria Vieira Mendes’ translation (À espera de Godot, edições Cotovia, 2000) featuring: Albano Jerónimo, Bruno Simão, David Pereira Bastos & Miguel Moreira. Remaining cast to be confirmed
scenery and costumes: Bruno Simão
lighting designer: José Álvaro Correia
production coordinator Manuel Poças
co-produced by: TNDM II
support: GDA - Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas


Perigo Feliz
École des Maîtres
directed by Tiago Rodrigues
16 september, 7pm
Sala Garrett

The École des Maîtres is a 25-year-old project which invites, on a yearly basis, a creator to work with young actors from Portugal, Belgium, France and Italy. This year’s edition will be directed by Tiago Rodrigues, who will focus on the area of language and translation.


Um espetáculo para os meus filhos
de Rui Pina Coelho
[show for children]
15 and 16 september, 11am
Salão Nobre

Prior reservation needed to bilheteira@tndm.pt; 

A show for my children, or the life of Karl Marx told to children and as a reminder to the people is a show for youngsters about Karl Marx’s life (1818-1883) and some of his main ideas. But this is also a show about parents and children, about separations and journeys, about the passing of time, about work and free time. About being a parent and being a worker. About how, sometimes, we feel like old dinosaurs on the verge of extinction.

created by: Rui Pina Coelho, Carlos Marques, Rita Abreu & Isabel Aboim Inglez
featuring: Rui Pina Coelho and Carlos Marques
scenic designer: Rita Abreu
musical director: Carlos Marques
lighting and technical director: Isabel Aboim Inglez
artistic collaboration: Ricardo Vaz Trindade
costume (dinosaur): Inês Poeira
assistant director and replacement support: Marta Bernardes


Leituras encenadas
15 and 16 september
different locations and schedules

Reading of texts written during the 2017-18 edition of the Theatre Writing Laboratory, coordinated by Rui Pina Coelho.


Feira do Livro de Teatro e Lançamento de Livros
15 and 16 setembro
different locations and schedules

During this year Entrada Livre we will present some new books and you will also be able to enjoy a small book fair.


Exhibition curated by Cláudia Madeira, Filipe Figueiredo and Teresa Mendes Flores
15 and 16 september
Foyer da Sala Garrett
guided tours at 3pm

In the year we celebrate the 120th anniversary of Amélia Rey Colaço’s birth, a selection of photos seeks to highlight the exceptional character of this figure who ran the Teatro Nacional for longer than any other. At this exhibition, the focus is on her position as a woman and artist, who from an early age understood the extraordinary power of the photographic device to affirm her status.

The exhibition was opened on 2nd March. On the same day the Amélia Rey Colaço Scholarship was also launched, aimed at young Portuguese artists and theatre companies.

Photography: Alice Rey Colaço, Fotografia Brasil, Fotografia Londres, José Marques, Mário Novais, San Payo, Silva Nogueira
photographic prints: Fine Print
exhibition design: R2 Atelier
production and assembly: XIROBLOC - Comunicação e Imagem, TNDM II
exhibition partner: Centro de Estudos de Teatro da FLUL
sponsored by: ITERARTIS - Serviços para Museus & Transportes de Obras de Arte, Lda.
supported by: Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa / Fotográfico, Biblioteca Municipal Afonso Lopes Vieira - Município de Leiria, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Centro de Investigação em Informação, Comunicação e Cultura Digital / FCSH-UNL, Museu Nacional do Teatro e da Dança, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian - Biblioteca de Arte e Arquivos


Concerto na Varanda
15 september, 10pm
Largo de São Domingos

Counting more than 25 years of existence, Clã still remains one of the biggest references of the pop/rock portuguese scene.