We can’t help living in the future: planning activities, buying plane tickets for holidays, organising birthday parties, preparing applications, sending out invitations, making T-shirts for band tours that haven’t started yet, scarves for football team victories, baking cakes to celebrate what’s going to happen? – all guesswork. When the time comes, things may happen as planned, or they may not. We can only make our best guesses.

mala voadora and Chris Thorpe come together to talk about this: the imponderability of the course of history or the most banal events, as well as unexploded bombs, goodbye letters, ghost towns, bets, amulets… The show is simple: Andrade and Thorpe tell stories. Thorpe also plays guitar and sings. He sings Sitting on the Dock of Bay, which Otis Redding was recording when he died and which was left with whistled parts on the first recording, to be completed later.

text Chris Thorpe direction Jorge Andrade with Chris Thorpe and Jorge Andrade set design and costumes José Capela light Daniel Worm d'Assumpção sound Rui Lima e Sérgio Martins graphic design Marta Ramos promotional video Jorge Jácome and Marta Simões stage photography António MV, José Carlos Duarte and Silvana Torrinha production David Cabecinha and Joana Costa Santos management and programming consultancy Vânia Rodrigues coproduction Pelouro da Cultura da Câmara Municipal do Porto and Culturgest support Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Sign – Wide Format Print


July 3 and 4, 2015 ‧ Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett (Porto)

July 7 to 11, 2015 ‧ Culturgest (Lisbon)

November 26, 2015 ‧ Teatro Académico Gil Vicente (Coimbra)

November 27, 2016 ‧ mala voadora (Porto)

August 21 to 26, 2017 ‧ Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh, UK)

May 4 and 5, 2018 ‧ Festival Here&Now (Mannheim, Germany)

June 5, 2018 ‧ Jericho Tavern (Oxford, UK)

June 6, 2018 ‧ Nuffield Southampton Theatres (Southampton, UK)

June 7, 2018 ‧ South Street (Reading, UK)

June 9, 2018 ‧ Brewery Arts Centre (Kendal, UK)

June 10, 2018 ‧ mac, Midlands Arts Centre (Birmingham, UK)

June 11 and 12, 2018 ‧ HOME (Manchester, UK)

June 13, 2018 ‧ Unity Theatre (Liverpool, UK)

June 14, 2018 ‧ ARC Stockton (Stockton-on-Tees, UK)

June 15 and 16, 2018 ‧ The Albany (London, UK)

July 4, 2021 ‧ Teatro Municipal da Guarda