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Theatre Music

A Different Sleeping Beauty

Beatriz Brás, Francisco Lourenço and Martim Sousa Tavares
4 to 7 May 2023
Uma revisitacao da historia


Schools 4 and 5 May: 10.30am and 2.30pm
Families 6 and 7 May: 4.30pm
Laid-back session 7 May: 4.30pm
Age Rating 6 years and above
Target Audience Starting at 8 years
Duration 40 min
School Prices €3 < 18 years/ €1 +TEIP schools/ Chaperones are exempt
Family Prices €3 < 18 years/ €7 > 18 years/ Discounts are applicable

A revisitation of the story of Sleeping Beauty based on the text by Agustina Bessa-Luís.

The story of The Sleeping Beauty was told by Charles Perrault a long time ago. To such a degree that, more than 350 years later, Agustina Bessa-Luís rewrote the text, giving it new meanings inspired by the world of dreams and the legendary slumber of the sleeping princess. In this performance, Beatriz Brás, Martim Sousa Tavares and Francisco Lourenço revisit this timeless story, relaying it also through music and images.


A Different Sleeping Beauty is a reflexion on how, on the theatre stage or while we sleep, we inhabit an oneiric world where we experiment with being who we want. And in the end, this is exactly what growing up is.


Performance included in the commemorations of the centenary of Agustina Bessa Luís (1922-2022)

Cast and Creative

Creative Collaboration  Beatriz Brás, Francisco Lourenço and Martim Sousa Tavares
Performers Beatriz Brás
Image Creation  Francisco Lourenço
Musical Composition and Direction Martim Sousa Tavares
Musical Interpretation Orquestra Sem Fronteiras and Orquestra de Cordas da Casa Pia de Lisboa
Co-production Orquestra Sem Fronteiras, LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões, Teatro Nacional São João, Cineteatro Louletano, Câmara Municipal de Idanha-a-Nova e Centro Cultural Raiano