Drama student’s performance receives award from International Almada Festival

Joana Craveiro, a PhD student in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, will be showing her solo award-winning performance, A Living Museum of Small, Forgotten and Unwanted Memories, at Chelsea Theatre on Sunday 5 June.

Posted: 3 June 2016

Through a long and thorough process of research and collecting testimonials, Joana has developed a production on the history and memory and the relationship between problematic and conflicting memories, and the absence of state politics of memory in Portugal in recent times.  

Built as a set of seven lecture-performances, each on a specific theme concerning the dictatorship and the revolution – this performance is an experience and an outstanding event that includes a meal halfway through, many iconic revolutionary songs, carnations and forbidden books read aloud.

A Living Museum was performed in May 2016 at the Festival Chantiers d'Europe, Thêátre de La Ville, Paris, to wide acclaim and a long standing ovation. Jorge Louraço Figueira, from Público, has described the performance as “a cultural event, wider than just a theatre play”.

The show has been awarded the Audience Choice Award from the International Almada Festival, as well as being shortlisted for one of the ten top performances in Portugal in 2014 by newspapers Público and Expresso, and was nominated for best theatre play of 2014 by the Portuguese Author’s Society.

To book tickets please visit http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/

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