A supernatural trial. A spellbinding new drama which places you in a anonymous world where unseen forces hold the power over life and death. Agua Viva is a story steeped in the magical and mysterious atmosphere of a ‘candomble’ ritual (African based Brazilian religion). Agua Viva explodes onto the stage, plunging you into a surreal world alive with symbolism and poetry.


Agua Viva, 2003 © Sally Francis

“With Agua Viva, StoneCrabs draws you into a symbolic and enchanting world that you’ll loath to leave.Truly Heartfelt Theatre” – Corrie Mills – The List Magazine, Edinburgh (2003 – Hit List – Pick of the Festival)

“Taut Direction, effective performances and high production values, makes this a five-start production not to be missed” – Ian Maxen – What’s On Stage (2003)

Script available

Directed by Franko Figueiredo

Written by Franko Figueiredo and Bernie C Byrnes

Cast: Hilda Eusebio; Karen French; Belinda Hoare; Najlla Kay and Monica Ube

Set Designer: Charlie P!

Costume Designer: Lu Firth

Music: Jim Fowler

Stage Manager: Becky Schultz

Agua Viva was presented at the Blue Elephant Theatre and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.