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Pollen: The Musical, spanning the generations

The Costa family have been involved with the Algarveans Theatre Group for many years, but it is really special when three generations are on stage together, as is the case with their latest production ‘Pollen: The Musical’.

Grandmother Gloria Costa has been involved with many productions over the years and was at one time a dancer at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Daughter Lara Costa has also been a member of the group for years and in the show play’s the comic lead of Compost.

Finally, Maxine Costa, Gloria’s granddaughter and Lara’s niece, is playing the Rose. This will be her first production for some time as she has been studying in the north of Portugal and has recently come home to the Algarve to live and work.

“I am so excited! I get to sing my first solo number on stage and do plenty of dancing, but, most importantly, I get to spend time on stage with my grandmother and aunt and share a passion common to the three of us,” said Maxine.

The show also boasts husband and wife teams and a brother and sister, making it a real family affair.

“We like to think of The Algarveans as one big family and, over the 25 years of our group, many long-standing friendships and relationships have been formed,” said Melanie Winstanley.

Pollen: The Musical is being performed at Lagoa Auditorium from October 20 to 22 at 7.45pm. The group is also hosting a Gala Night on the opening night with limited tickets.

Tickets are available from or by calling 913 723 611.

Photo: Gloria, Maxine and Lara Costa