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domingo, dezembro 28, 2008

Sousa Mendes drama opens in London theatre on 29-Jan-09

ARISTIDES - The OUTCAST HERO, a play by Alice de Sousa opens in a London theatre in January 2009.

Play: ARISTIDES – THE OUTCAST HERO, by Alice de Sousa
Director: Bruce Jamieson
Theatre: Greenwich Playhouse, Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road,
London, SE10 8JA
Telephone 020 8858 9256
Email: boxoffice at galleontheatre.co.uk
Previews from 27 Jan 09, opens on 29 Jan 09 to 22 Feb 09
Tues-Sat at 7.30pm; Sun at 4pm
Ticket Price: £12, 10 GBP

Performers: Michael Hucks, Barry Davis, Owen G. Bevan, Sue Broberg, Janet Coulson, Suzanne Goldberg, Chris Manning-Perry, Daniel Moore, Robert Paul, Hannah-Jane Pawsey, Anna Ruben, Richard Unwin, Paul Lawrence-Thomas

The play celebrates the true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who disobeyed his government and issued around 30,000 transit visas to refugees seeking to escape the Nazis. Aristides de Sousa Mendes’ humanitarian and selfless actions represent the most significant life saving effort undertaken by one individual during WWII. Posthumously, his altruism has been recognised world wide but in Britain his story remains largely unknown.

The production has received support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Alice de Sousa and the Galleon Theatre Company have presented a number of Portuguese plays in the Greenwhich Playhouse, including Inês de Castro and Primo Basilio.

Under artistic director Alice de Sousa, the Greenwich Playhouse is surely London’s leading exponent of Portuguese culture” – Time Out

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