Michelle Ferreira ©

Bob Sousa

Monday 11 April 2016 - 13:00 to Saturday 16 April 2016 - 13:00

By Michelle Ferreira | Directed By Lynda Radley

Featuring Maria De Lima and Eilidh McCormick. Produced in Association with the National Theatre of Scotland, this commission is a result of the Curioso Residency supported by British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland.

This thriller story revolves around a loving relationship of two women – Maria and Cate – who decide to settle in São Paulo. Inside an old and decaying apartment inherited by Maria, their different histories and background start to cause friction. In the middle of this conflicting environment, violence and terror knock on their door and invade their home. They find themselves forced to face physical and psychological abuse of both visible and invisible enemies surrounding them.

Show Times

Monday - Saturday 1pm (Doors 12pm/12.30pm on Mondays)


Òran Mór, Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX

Ticket Prices

  • Monday £12.50
  • Tuesday £12.50
  • Wednesday £10
  • Thursday £12.50
  • Friday £12.50
  • Saturday £14

Ticket price includes a drink (beer, wine or soft drink) plus a pie or vegetarian quiche.

About Michelle Ferreira and Lynda Radley

Michelle Ferreira is an actress, playwright, screenwriter and director. She attended the School of Dramatic Art and Social Studies, both at University of São Paulo. In 2003 she became a member of Centre of Theatrical Research – one of the most influential theatre organisations in Latin America – coordinated by Antunes Filho. She was twice a finalist for the Luso - Brazilian Playwriting Award and won second place in Heleny Guariba Women Playwriting Award. She wrote and directed The Spirit of the Thing (O Espírito da Coisa), comedy series for TV and Internet and continues to direct corporate videos and video clips for Brazilian artists. She also wrote a movie Free in the Afternoon, directed by Renato Chiappetta. Her work was staged by major Brazilian directors such as Cacá Carvalho (EstudoHamlet.com), Hugo Possolo (Riso Nervoso), Mario Bortolotto (Como ser uma pessoa pior), Lee Thaylor (Lilith S.A), Eric Lenate (Sit Dow Drama), Isabel Teixeira (Animais na Pista), José Roberto Jardim (Tem alguém que nos odeia) and Ramiro Silveira (Reality Final), professor at the Essex University.

Lynda Radley is an award-winning playwright and dramaturg. In 2013 her play DORM was short-listed for The Bruntwood Award. She is currently developing plays with Magnetic North, Pepperdine University and Stellar Quines. Lynda worked as dramaturg on Mark Bruce’s dance version of Dracula which won South Bank Sky Arts and Critics’ Circle awards. Lynda won a Scotsman Fringe First for her play Futureproof; a co-production between Dundee Rep Ensemble and the Traverse Theatre. Her solo show The Art of Swimming toured internationally. Previous adaptations include Under Milk Wood for the Tron Theatre; part of The Commonwealth Games cultural programme in 2014.

About the residency

Curioso Residency was a new playwrights’ residency and exchange programme between Scotland and Brazil.

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland in partnership with the Traverse Theatre, A Play, A Pie and A Pint and the National Theatre of Scotland, welcomed Brazilian playwrights Marco Catalão, Michelle Ferreira and Silvia Gomez to Scotland for an exciting collaboration.

During October 2015, the playwrights have visited beautiful Cove Park in Argyll for a writing retreat, along with Traverse Associate Artist Stef Smith and the award-winning playwright and theatre-maker Kieran Hurley. The two-week residency culminated in a play-reading evening on 22 October, when extracts of new plays by each of the playwrights were read, in English translations, by professional actors:

  • Oasis by Marco Catalão
  • The Adults are in the Living Room by Michelle Ferreira
  • Keep out of Reach of the Baby by Silvia Gomez

About A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint produces new plays from Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world at Òran Mór in the West End of Glasgow. Founded by the late David MacLennan in 2004, it produces new plays by many of Scotland’s best known writers and supports playwrights, directors and actors at every stage of their career. Current partners include Aberdeen Performing Arts; National Theatre of Scotland; Playwrights Studio Scotland; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Sherman Cymru, Cardiff; and Tobacco Factory, Bristol.

“One of the most magical theatre initiatives of the last decade.” The Scotsman

“What’s not to enjoy?” The Herald

“The best-value cultural event in the country." Sunday Times