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Thankfully There Is Moonlight

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

An epic tale of courage and love against insurmountable odds. Read More >

Set in 1817 and based entirely on true events, this play is an allegory of the brutal political repression and crippling poverty that Portuguese writer Sttau Monteiro experienced in his country under the Fascist regime. The play tells of a woman’s attempts to save her lover, General Gomes Freire de Andrade, from execution by a corrupt government, church and military.

Written in 1961, this controversial play was banned in Portugl until 1974 and did not recieve it’s premiere until 1978.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 13/02/2007

Opening Night: 15/02/2007

Closing Night: 11/04/2007

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Cast & Creative


Heather Cairns, Alice de Sousa, Andy Dowbiggin, Christopher Hale, Hugh Hemmings, Brooke Hender, Michael Hucks, James Lawne, Samuel Lewis, Christopher Raikes, Robert Paul, Rufus Graham


Director - Bruce Jamieson

Producer - Alice de Sousa

Designer - Rachel Baynton

Choreographer - Amanda Ling

Lighting Designer - Robert Gooch

Author - Sttau Monteiro

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