Romeo and Juliet - A Cats' Story

Romeo and Juliet - A Cats' Story

After 38 years of a consolidated artistic career, recognized by the public, by the theatre media critics e by all partners we have, one way or another, collaborated with, we now...

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After 38 years of a consolidated artistic career, recognized by the public, by the theatre media critics e by all partners we have, one way or another, collaborated with, we now...

After 38 years of a consolidated artistic career, recognized by the public, by the theatre media critics e by all partners we have, one way or another, collaborated with, we now prepare our next production. The inclusion of this production in the PPL platform aims to appeal to society at large for an active participation, diversifying funding to culture and enabling effective production of this play. Within Portugal’s current economic setting, only in this manner will we be able to see this new project through.

“Romeo and Juliet – A Cats’ Story”, is a free adaptation of one of the best-known plays by William Shakespeare. This is the year of the celebration of the 450th birthday of Shakespeare, thus being timely for us to revisit one of the greatest authors of world drama.

In this version, the Capulet family is named as Coletes and the Montague family are the Monteses. The Coletes family is from Lisbon and the Monteses have their origin in the mountains. Two hostile families, who, for reasons lost in time, will make things hard for two young cats that are in love. Since cats are able to overcome death, as they are said to have 7 lives, in this version Romeo and Juliet overcome that tragic moment in the story to jointly celebrate the love that will reunite the two families.

In choosing to present the characters as cats, it is essential that they have a considerable physical expression component. The show will present himself as truly multidisciplinary by mixing acting, music, song, and dance.

With a romantic dimension based on hope, we always strive for the young spectators to feel involved and identify themselves with the characters in a place that, while imaginary, remains close to their own experience.

TIL – Teatro Infantil de Lisboa is in the midst of one of the most difficult periods since its founding and the main objective of this project is to ensure the continuity of the artistic work of this theatre company.

“Romeo and Juliet – A Cats’ Story”, has its premiere scheduled for 10th October 2014.

A play for the whole family!

About the author

ROMEO E JULIET, a Cats’ Story, based upon the play by William Shakespeare | by CARLOS MANUEL RODRIGUES | Direction and Choreography VICTOR LINHARES | Music QUIM TÓ | Design KIM CACHOPO | Costumes RAFAELA MAPRIL | Light Design PAULO SABINO | Executive Production MIGUEL VASQUES | Fundraising MANUELA JORGE | Cast AGOSTINHO MACEDO | ANDREIA VENTURA | KIM CACHOPO | MARIA JOÃO VIEIRA | MIGUEL VASQUES and PAULO NETO | Production Directors KIM CACHOPO and MARIA JOÃO VIEIRA | Production: TIL – Teatro Infantil de Lisboa.

Who is who

CARLOS MANUEL RODRIGUES. The author. Wrote for cinema, television and theatre and was awarded the Raul Brandão Prize. For TIL he adapted and wrote, among others, D. Quixote, Camões The Prince of the Poets.

VICTOR LINHARES. The Director and Choreographer. In 1996 won the II Choreography Contest with Black Boats in National Dance Company. With TIL he directed, among others, the plays A Journey to the World of the Comic Books, The Little Prince and D. Quixote.

QUIM TÓ. The Composer. Works in music and sound production and post-production for dance, theatre, cinema and TV. Worked with TIL since 1994 where he composed the music for a lot of different plays. More recently for Camões the Prince of Poets, D. Quixote and Jack’s Magic World.

RAFAELA MAPRIL. The Costume Designer. Costumier for theatre, cinema and TV. With TIL, she designed the costumes for Jack’s Magic World, The NutCracker and The King of Mice, The Magic Flute and for many others plays.

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Budget and due dates

For the production of “Romeo and Juliet – A Cats’ Story”, our theatre company needs a reinforcement of 5000 €, which will be directed towards the construction of scenery, costumes and props. The pre-production of the show has begun in July, with creatives’ meetings and research of financial and material support for the project. In the first week of September begins the daily rehearsals with the entire team: acting, direction, music, choreography… The promotion and advertising plan is set to kick off in September, with the production of all graphic material and its diffusion in all outlets including the mass media. The final rehearsals will take place in the first week of October and the opening performance will be on 10th October. “Romeo and Juliet, A Cats’ Story” will be on stage until June, 2015 to delight and amuse kids and adults alike. "Romeo and Juliet, A Cats’ Story" can be seen by the general public all Saturdays and Sundays at 15:00. There will also be pre-booked weekly performances for schools and organised groups.
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  • Fernando Varela

    PARABÉNS !!!

    PARABÉNS por terem conseguido obter o financiamento que vos irá ajudar a produzir mais este espetáculo, que tenho a certeza, pelo que conheço do TIL, que será excelente.

    Tenho a certeza que o TIL não "morrerá" pois nós nunca deixaremos que isso aconteça, eu pelo menos tudo farei nesse sentido, tal como o fiz agora partilhando o vosso projeto no meu blog e em vários grupos do Facebook.

    Parabéns mais uma vez e continuem com o VOSSO EXCELENTE trabalho.

    Fernando Varela

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  • Marilia Forjaz Coelho

    Não será o fim

    Com tristeza tomei conhecimento das dificuldades que o vosso grupo atravessa. Há três anos que, a minha neta e eu, aguardamos pelos vossos
    espetáculos, pois somos espetadoras fiéis e admiradoras do excelente trabalho do TIL. Esperamos que, com o apoio de quem vos admira, seja possível superar esta fase difícil, para podermos continuar a usufruir dos agradáveis momentos que nos proporcionam. FORÇA TIL!!!!!

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  • TIL - Teatro Infantil de LisboaMarilia Forjaz Coelho

    Obrigado Marília

    Muito obrigado Marília pelas palavras de encorajamento. Da nossa parte prometemos o maior esforço e empenho para continuar a fazer sonhar miúdos e graúdos.
    Bem haja!

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  • Sergio R

    É pouco mas espero que ajude!

    Gostava de poder ajudar com mais mas de acordo com Marinho e Pinto se 4800 euros não dão para viver bem em Lisboa, imaginem a minha situação.

    Espero sinceramente que consigam atingir o objectivo desta angariação, para bem do teatro e das crianças deste país.

    Um abraço e muita força para todo o TIL, em especial para o Kim Cachopo.

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  • TIL - Teatro Infantil de LisboaSergio R

    Obrigado Sérgio

    Agradecemos todo o apoio.
    Um abraço de toda a equipa.

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  • TIL - Teatro Infantil de LisboaCarla Pinto

    Obrigado Carla

    Muito obrigado pelo seu apoio. Toda a ajuda na divulgação é muito bem vinda.
    Cumprimentos de toda a equipa do TIL

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  • anatavares

    Fim do TIL

    É de lamentar que neste país, protector de corruptos, e onde tanto se apregoa "a cultura" , se deixe "morrer" uma instituição, referência para adultos e crianças, e não haja uma mão que se estenda para apoiar este "Maravilhoso e Dedicado Grupo de Teatro".
    Espero que, unidos, consigamos mantê-lo, e para sempre, a dar-nos a alegria com os seus maravilhosos espectáculos.

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  • TIL - Teatro Infantil de Lisboaanatavares

    Obrigado, Ana

    De facto, desta vez precisamos do apoio de todos. É muito importante para nós.
    Contamos consigo no nosso espectáculo.

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  • anatavaresTIL - Teatro Infantil de Lisboa

    TIL Para Sempre

    Eu é que agradeço, em meu nome e da minha filha, Ana Filipa, que chorou quando viu a notícia de que poderiam acabar. Num dos espectáculos que fomos ver, quando ela foi pedir os autógrafos, Kim Cachopo lembrou-se dela, algo que até hoje não esqueceu e diz que nunca esquecerá. Não temos perdido perdido um espectáculo vosso, e temos esperança de que até dia 25 de Setembro consigam angariar o dinheiro necessário.

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  • TIL - Teatro Infantil de Lisboaanatavares

    Obrigado Ana

    Obrigado Ana pelas suas palavras. Estamos a trabalhar afincadamente pela continuação deste nosso projeto. Acreditamos ser possível com a ajuda de todos os amigos, espetadores e demais parceiros do TIL.
    Como refere e bem, unidos seremos capazes de continuar.
    Um abraço de toda a equipa do TIL.

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