A raving tragic parody.
Time Out Magazine (best show of the week for 3 issues)
An author who thinks words like they were music.
Endowed with efficiency and with a sound and rhythmic component, fulfilling and euphoric.
Surprising, puzzling, funny, light, deep, analytical, meticulous, disguised as naïve, posing as a childish lullaby, in the pop imaginary (or even sub-pop, as they say of the sub-20s), Ricardo Neves-Neves has been building, as an author and as a director, the loosest, freest and most unique shows I’ve seen around. As for me, I love it.
Jorge Silva Melo
Mary Poppins presents herself to a new family, applying for a nanny position. She must submit to a job interview, showing her vast curriculum and speaking about her long career. The family is anxious to welcome her, and have many requests for her to fulfill. The show explores the musical feeling of words, the choral moments, the absurd of meanings, assimilating the non- sense, while trying to employ the old nanny.
The text was presented in 2012 at the Obrador d’Estíu, a meeting of young playwrights, promoted by Sala Beckett, in Barcelona, under the guidance of Simon Stephens. It was directed by the german Thomas Sauerteig, in catalan and with catalan actors, at the Festival Grec.
The text is published in the Livrinhos de Teatro nr. 80 collection (Artistas Unidos / Cotovia / Teatro do Eléctrico).
Cast & Creative
Text and Directed Ricardo Neves-Neves
Cast Ana Valentim, Custódia Gallego, Patrícia Andrade, Paula Sousa, Sílvia Figueiredo, Rafael Gomes and Vítor Oliveira
Light design Elduplo
Vídeo João Oom
Movement Bernardete Sant´Anna
Technical Operation Filipe Otero Pureza, Raquel Albino, Ricardo Trindade e João Oom
Designer Pedro Frois Meneses
Promotional videos Eduardo Breda
Graphic Design Pedro Ingres
Photography Raquel Albino
Executive Producer Daniela Simões
Assistance Producer José Leite
Communication & Press Office Mafalda Simões
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