Tom Stoppard’s satire The Real Inspector Hound and a one- woman show Snakes and Ladders will be performed by theatre group A Portada to audiences at the Lagoa Auditorium and Teatro Lethes in Faro in October.
Snakes and Ladders, which is written and performed by Nicky Moran, is a portrait of Margaret Draper, a down-and-out, recently rehabilitated by Social Services.
In The Real Inspector Hound, two pompous theatre critics, Moon and Birdboot, are reviewing a whodunit detective drama and use jargon-ridden cliché to sum up their opinions. On stage, six other members of the cast act out a stereotypical murder mystery parodying Agatha Christie’s long running play The Mousetrap.
Exploring the comic potential of theatre within theatre, there are hilarious results when the critics cease to be members of the audience and become entangled in the on-stage action.
Other members of the cast include Rob Darbyshire, Marcia Meeuwissen, Nicky Moran, Michael Reeve, Touche Smyth and Simon Tancott.
The performances will take place in Faro at Teatro Lethes from October 9 to 11; performances on Friday and Saturday begin at 8pm and on Sunday at 5pm.
A Portada will then move on to Lagoa and will be performing at the Municipal Auditorium from October 16 to 18; performances will begin at 8pm on the Friday and Saturday and at 5pm on Sunday.
Proceeds from ticket sales on Friday October 16 will be donated to the Run4Rod appeal.
Tickets cost 12 euros for adults and seven euros for children and students. They will be available to purchase on the door. To book tickets in advance, please call 911 058 191 or email [email protected]