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One of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen’s most read and beloved titles becomes a musical tale, through the voice, body and movement of five actors, ten musicians and a maestro. Travelling through a maritime wonderland, this is the story of a young girl who lives in the sea – very much curious about life on land -, of a young boy who lives on land – very much curious about life at sea – and the odd meeting between these two worlds… From there on, a surprisingly succession of magical events take place, where you won’t miss a friendly clarinettist fish, a wary saxofonist crab, a misterious and somewhat clumsy bassoonist octopuss and all the other fantastic creatures that gather under the stern watchful eye of the most respectful counterbass, the King of the Sea. From the initial findings, uneasy and suspicious, to the ultimate party where all dance happilly, remains the fundamental question: is it possible to live in peace and harmony with the ocean, nature, and the life around us?

Cast & Creative

Text Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Created by Edward Luiz Ayres d’Abreu, Ricardo Neves-Neves and Martim Sousa Tavares

Music Edward Luiz Ayres d’Abreu
Directed Ricardo Neves-Neves
Set Design Henrique Ralheta
Scenario Construction Alexandre Bobone e Thomas Kharel
Costume Design Rafaela Mapril
Confection Carla Geraldes, Lígia Garrido and Mónica Feliz
Light design Luís Duarte
Animation video and illustrations TEMPER creative agency
Diretor Assistance Raquel Mendes e Diana Vaz

Ana Valentim
Catarina Rôlo Salgueiro/Inês Dias
Nuno Nolasco/José Leite
Rafael Gomes
Teresa Coutinho/Helena Caldeira/Beatriz Frazão

Ensemble MPMP
Bethany Carmo (Oboe and English Horn)
Miguel Costa (clarinets)
Miguel Polido (saxophones)
Ricardo Santos (bassoon)
Fernando Brites (accordion)
Daniel Bolito (violin)
Francisca Fins (violeta)
Catarina Távora (cello)
Miguel Menezes (contrabass)
Musical Direction Martim Sousa Tavares

Production MPMP Duarte Pereira Martins
Production/Communication Mafalda Simões
Diffusion/Production José Leite
Production Andreia Alexandre
Production and Communication Assistants Ana Jacques e Janaina Gonçalves

Video Eduardo Breda
Scene Photographs Alípio Padilha
Scene Support Afonso Molinar, André Magalhães, Camille Bourdeau, Camila Valente, Carolina Coelho, Catarina Silva, Margarida Salema and Rita Carolina Silva
Scenography Assistant António Muralha
Technical Director TdE Cláudia Rodrigues
Light Operation Luís Ribeiro
Sound Operation Sérgio Delgado
Video Operation Diana Vaz/ Adriana Gonçalves

Production MPMP e Teatro do Eléctrico
Co-Production LU.CA, Câmara Municipal de Lagos, Câmara Municipal de Loulé, Câmara Municipal de Guimarães, Teatro Municipal de Ovar, Galeria da Biodiversidade-Centro Ciência Viva/ Museu de História e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto e Teatro Municipal do Porto

M6/45 MIN


In 2022:
Ponta Delgada, Teatro Micaelense, 9 and 10 DEZ

Featured in:
Póvoa de Varzim (43º FIMPV), Cine-Teatro Garrett  (2021)
Aveiro, Teatro Aveirense (2020)
, LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões (reposição, 2019)
, Centro Cultural Vila Flor (2019)
, Cine-Teatro Louletano (2019)
Lagos, Centro Cultural de Lagos (2019)
, Teatro Municipal do Porto (2019)
Porto, Galeria da Biodiversidade - Centro Ciência Viva (2019)
, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente (2019)
, Centro de Arte de Ovar (2019)
, Teatro Municipal de Bragança (2019)
, LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões (debut, 2019)

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