Lethes Theatre opens its doors for The Angels

The Angels Theatre Group is taking its next production, ‘A Night at the Ritz – A Celebration of the Words and Music of Cole Porter’, to the historic Lethes Theatre in Faro for two performances – on Saturday November 2 at 8pm and on Sunday, November 3 at 3pm.

More than 20 of Porter’s songs, taken from several musicals, are woven into a story line for each performance. Porter’s witty and clever lyrics illustrate his tremendous talent and are proof of their lasting enjoyment.

The Lethes Theatre was originally built as a Jesuit College in 1599. It was used by General Junot’s troops during the Napoleonic Wars.

In 1843 it was bought by Dr Doglioni, who transformed it into a theatre along the lines of São Carlos Opera House in Lisbon, which itself was modelled on the La Scala Opera House in Milan.

The theatre had a continued upgrading programme until 1908, at one time even having its own orchestra.

The artist José Filipe Porfírio is responsible for the magnificent painted ceilings.

As talking films became the vogue, the theatre closed its doors in 1925. Several restoration programmes have been in place since the 1990s.

A cash bar will be open on Saturday night for pre-theatre cocktails. Doors open at 7pm.

The Angels entertain for charity and all proceeds will go to the home service support project run by Faro Red Cross, which gives direct help to families in crisis.

Tickets at €15 can be reserved by emailing your details and which performance you wish to book.

966 086 181 (Joy Behennah)

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