The Algarveans are back again this week performing at the Carlos do Carmo Auditorium in Lagoa.
This English-language theatre group is participating in Lagoa’s annual Comedy Festival, HUMORFEST, and the cast are putting the finishing touches on two one-act comedies: Last Tango in Little Grimley and Lockdown in Little Grimley, by David Tristram and directed by Angela Theobold. Two for the price of one!
The Little Grimley comedies centre on a struggling thespian group headed by self-appointed actor/director/writer Gordon, played by Frank Remiatte, who is determined to keep the Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society going despite its dwindling numbers.
Gordon believes a sure-fire way to increase audiences is to lure them in with “Sex!” – in a play that promises more than it will probably deliver. Assisted by petulant leading actress Margaret (Valerie Lefrère), set builder Bernard (Alan Smith), and inept thespian but keen singer Joyce (Tracey Christiansen), they start rehearsing Last Tango. Chaos ensues with hilarious results. The second play Lockdown in Little Grimley reveals the same foursome’s efforts to stage a hospital drama during the COVID pandemic, with equally comic consequences.
No stranger to comedy herself, having appeared in many productions, experienced director Angela Theobold will ensure that the acerbic wit of David Tristram lifts off the page hilariously and onto the stage for your delight.
Double bill Last Tango in Little Grimley and Lockdown in Little Grimley (suitable for 12 and up) is playing at the Carlos de Carmo Auditorium in Lagoa on March 23, 24 and 25 at 7.45pm. Doors and bar will open at 7pm. Tickets priced at €12.50 can be bought online at BOL.PT or in person at Auditório Carlos do Carmo, Convento de S. José in Lagoa. Also available at Worten and FNAC.