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A Different Sleeping Beauty

Beatriz Brás, Francisco Lourenço and Martim Sousa Tavares
12 to 22 january 2023



12, 13 and 20 january: 10.30am
18 and 19 january: 10.30am and 2.30pm


14 and 21 January: 4.30pm
15 and 22 January: 11.30am and 4.30pm

Laid-back session

21 January: 4.30pm

Session with Audio Description

22 January: 4.30pm

In sessions with audio description, the recognition of stage takes place an hour before the show.

Age Rating

6 years and above

Target Audience

Starting at 8 years


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)


In May 2023, the Casa Pia de Lisboa String Orchestra joins the performance for a restaging at LU.CA.




Cast and Creative

Creative Collaboration 
Beatriz Brás, Francisco Lourenço and Martim Sousa Tavares

Beatriz Brás

Image Creation 
Francisco Lourenço

Musical Composition and Direction
Martim Sousa Tavares

Musical Interpretation
Orquestra Sem Fronteiras

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