Casa and jardim are two shows that run simultaneously and are performed by the same eight actresses, following an idea by Alan Ayckbourn. The action takes place during a party and the characters move between the inside and outside of a house. Between the house and the garden. The audience sees what happens in one space and, after an interval, what happens in the other. The eight women have disparate conversations. Everything seems to be falling apart around them, and they organise themselves to act, although it’s not until the end of the show that we realise exactly what they intend to do: a collective suicide to be broadcast in real time on a television channel.

direction Jorge Andrade, with assistance from Cláudia Gaiolas text Chris Thorpe collaboration John Romão and Miguel Fragata with Anabela Almeida, Carla Bolito, Crista Alfaiate, Joana Bárcia, Mónica Garnel, Paula Diogo/Maria Ana Filipe, Sílvia Filipe/Ana Lúcia Palminha and Tânia Alves set design José Capela, with photography by José Carlos Duarte light João d’Almeida soundtrack Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins promotional image José Júpiter stage photography José Carlos Duarte production Manuel Poças coproduction coprodução Centro Cultural de Belém and Théâtre National de Bretagne residency O Espaço do Tempo


January 12 to 17, 2012 ‧ Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon)

February 9, 2012 ‧ Teatro Académico Gil Vicente (Coimbra)

February 21 and 22, 2012 ‧ Festival Mettre en Scène (Rennes, France)