Black Theatre Live



Tieta is adapted and directed for the stage by Franko Figueiredo from the Brazilian novel 'Tieta do Agreste' by Nobel Prize nominee Jorge Amado. The novel tells the story of Tieta, a woman who returns to her remote village of Santana do Agreste, 26 years after being expelled by her family and local community. Her return raises the questions of the corruptibility of the law, the church and the state from the perspective of the individual and its wealth.

This Brazilian story is told by StoneCrabs using music, storytelling and breaking-form theatre.

“With Tieta, we see an unknown Brazilian classic story on the British stage. A dark comedy that asks big questions about tolerance, social inclusion and challenges the way we look at the contribution of immigrants to one’s country – and a scathing indictment of the power of greed.” Franko Figueiredo

Approx. running time, with no interval: 90 mins

Tieta will be small-scale tour ready for spring / summer 2016. We are currently developing the work in residency at the Lawrence Batley Theatre (Huddersfield) and The Swan (Dobcross) which will culminate in a scratch performance of Tieta as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.