Our Lady of The Drowned / Senhora dos Afogados

The bourgeois house of the Drummond family is juxtaposed against the world of the dockyard brothels to reveal truths hidden for nineteen years. Misael Drummond’s buried past and the fate of his daughter, Moema, will only be resolved by the weight of her forbidden desires, and the revenge she seeks. Rodrigues’s work ranges from realism to symbolism and brought about a true revolution in modern theatre, making him a master of the genre and one of the finest Brazilian playwrights of all times.

Our Lady of The Drowned, 2006 © Marian Alonso


Metro & Time Out Critic’s Choice

“Exquisite” – Paul Revel – South London Press

“A prime example of modern theatre craft” – Paul Revel – South London Press

“This is unbridled lunacy a la Blood Wedding and just as thrilling” – Siobhan Murphy – Metro

“StoneCrabs does a magnificent job of introducing this undeservedly neglected play to English audiences for the first time” – Lucy Powell – Time Out

“A wonderful discovery” – Lucy Powell – Time Out

“Taut and elegant” – Lucy Powell – Time Out


Directed by Kwong Loke
Cast: Tereza Araujo; Livy Armstrong; Ian Keir Attard; Alistair Gillyatt; Bronwyn Lim; Ruth Posner; Patrick Ross; Louisa Ulyatt & Naomi Waring
Set & Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano
Lighting Design: Adam Crosthwaite
Sound Design: Dinah Mullen
Video Artist: Mathew Deely
Stage Management: Jonathan Goldstone

Our Lady of The Drowned was presented at Southwark Playhouse with the support of Arts Council of England, Embassy of Brazil in London, Friends of Latin American Expression and Brazilian Cultural Arts