Memorabilia is a revisiting of a year’s events, using only news headlines. Events are reviewed, as is customary at the end of each year: the most devastating disasters, the most decisive political facts, scientific advances, records, pink magazine intrigues, people who died, weddings, the most notable cultural events, etc. (We didn’t know at the time that this is how “revue theatre” was born and that “revue” has exactly this sense of review). The two characters who give us news of the events inhabit a small stage. Periodically, their task is interrupted by a chorus of female voices with a religious tone, and they go out to try to find the source of the sound. We chose to make this story of the more recent past on a set that evokes a slightly more distant past – an 18th century salon – and with costumes that evoke the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. We take stock of the course of history in the context immediately prior to the dawn of modern democracy.

direction Jorge Andrade text Miguel Rocha collaboration John Romão and Tiago Cadete with Anabela Almeida and Manuel Moreira set design José Capela, with assistance from Tiago Pinhal Costa and execution by Carla Freire, Cypress Cook, Jerónimo Branco, Letícia Gonçalves, Luís Teixeira, Mário Silva and Valter Reis costumes José Capela, with execution by Guilhermina Rocha Gomes light João d'Almeida soundtrack Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins, with voices of Ana Brandão, Carla Bolito, Crista Alfaiate, Joana Bárcia, Mónica Garnel, Paula Diogo, Sara Belo, Sílvia Filipe and Tânia Alves promotional image Amaya Gonzalez Reyes stage photography José Carlos Duarte production Manuel Poças coproduction Teatro Municipal Maria Matos partnership Cine-Teatro Joaquim d'Almeida support Comuna – Teatro de Pesquisa, O Espaço do Tempo, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Teatro Nacional S. Carlos


December 14 to 18, 2011 ‧ Teatro Municipal Maria Matos (Lisbon)

March 17, 2012 ‧ Cineteatro Joaquim d'Almeida (Montijo)