The pandemic forced cultural venues in Portugal to close until 19 April. Regular activities can now start up again although the D. Maria II has never ceased to retain a place in the lives of theatre-goers. It has streamed performances online as well as prepared new premieres.
Tiago Rodrigues’ staging of Chekhov’s classic ‘The Cherry Orchard’ is set to open at the renowned Festival d’Avignon this summer. Isabelle Huppert leads a cast in a production that includes eleven actors and two musicians from Portugal and France. Before then, the theatre’s performing spaces will be presenting dozens of new works starting off with Tiago Rodrigues’ Catarina and the Beauty of Killing Fascists and Ana Boralho & João Galante’s Time to Reflect.