Music, murder and mirth

Transformed into a 19th century music hall, on October 16 and 17 the Stable Gallery at São Brás Museum will be providing a potpourri of entertainment.

Directed and produced by Joy Behennah in conjunction with Marion Griffiths, they have organised a cast of 17 to create an authentic show. Joy has selected much of the music and theatrical material staging the melodrama, Maria Marten, Murder at the Red Barn.

Based on an actual murder that took place in 1827, John Griffiths plays the villainous squire, William Cawdor.

As well as melodrama, this variety show includes humorous musical ditties such as Daddy wouldn’t buy me a bow-wow, Nobody believes I’m a mermaid and harmonised vocals by Cleftomania.

To encourage total involvement, Joy and Marion suggest the audience could dress up in period costumes. To make this possible the charity shop, Quintinha dos Animais Abandonados in São Brás has agreed to put suitable items of clothing to one side.

As well as helping the charity shop, money from the sale of tickets and a raffle will be used to purchase goods needed by the aged of São Brás. The bar will open at 7pm with the show commencing at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the event are 15 euros which includes a supper of bangers and mash and these must be purchased in advance with cheques made payable to Averil Behennah – Angels Theatre Group, Azinheiro Bx 106Z, Estoi 8005 – 415.

For further enquiries, call 966 086 181 or visit which is available in English.