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Size is important

“Pollen: The Musical” is being performed next week in Lagoa by The Algarveans Theatre Group and tells the story of a mystical garden where the flowers and the gardener form an alliance to defend it against a massive threat. It has all the things you would expect from a musical: big songs, big dance routines, big costumes and big hair!

“We have certainly been working hard since May rehearsing twice a week and now three times a week. The entire cast is on stage for virtually the whole show so, with people aged from nine and into their 70s, we have had massive fun creating the fantastic team spirit to bring off a large show like this,” said the show’s director Chris Winstanley. “This is our biggest show for quite some time and a few people were sceptical whether we would be able to cast it.”

The show, written by Ian Carfrae, also marks a significant landmark for The Algarveans as the group has just reached the grand old age of 25.

“We have put on around 70 shows over those 25 years,” mentioned the group’s chairperson Melanie Winstanley.

“Pollen: The Musical” will be performed at Lagoa Auditorium from Thursday, October 20 to Saturday, October 22 at 7.45pm. The group is also hosting a gala night on the opening night where they hope to welcome patrons old and new.

Tickets are available by calling 913 723 611 or 282 496 635 or emailing

Photo: “Algarveans” practising tango