Most museums in Lisbon re-opened April 5, and theaters, cinemas, and live music venues on April 19. Read more here. NOTE: Hours are changing constantly and shows still get cancelled, so please check with the organizers.
- This event has passed.
to Apr 11 | ONLINE THEATER | Ned Kelly | 3€
April 8 @ 17:30 - April 11 @ 22:00€3
Infamous murderer, cultural icon, one of the last bushrangers, and — among other things — unknowing predecessor to hipster fashion, Ned Kelly was gunned down by the Australian police in 1880 (in a ‘suit of bulletproof armor,’ mind you) at the age of 26.
141 years later — or, more specifically, this weekend — Teatro São Luiz in Lisbon teams up with Australia to bring you a two-hour online play titled Ned Kelly. Here’s what they say about that:
“Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly was one of Australia’s most famous outlaws and his life inspired what is recognized as the first fictional feature film in film history, of which today only one restored 17-minute copy remains… This show is based both on the story of Ned Kelly and on the stories that stemmed from the legend that still surrounds his life, based on a video-scenographic device that privileges the concurrency of the capture and transmission of images on stage, performed and edited live, complexifying the space-time texture of the theatrical event, multiplying the levels of presence of the actors and creating a mise en abyme where the processes of construction of the scenic action and its results in the video are mirrored.
In a context of dilution of the boundaries between artistic disciplines, a show that is both concerned with re-enacting the surviving images of the 1906 feature film, as well as (re)constructing the lost scenes is created. Thus, taking the story(ies) of Ned Kelly as a starting point in addition to cinematographic, literary and other documents, using processes of documentary theatre, and at a time when the so-called fake news proliferate, a look is cast on the ‘transience’ of history and the ‘fragile authenticity’ of the archive, believing that legislating historical memory will never be an activity free of dangers and not subject to errors and deceptions.”
SHOWTIMES (Apr 8-11):
Thurs – 20h;
Fri/ Sat – 21h;
Sun – 17h30.