‘Tieta, The Trial’ is a dark comic play based on the classic Brazilian novel ‘Tieta do Agreste’ by Jorge Amado. Featuring live music, storytelling and dance, Tieta takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster where fact and fiction become intertwined.

“A millionaire returns to her hometown after an absence of many years. Merely on the promise of her millions, she quickly turns what has been a depressed area into a boomtown. But there is a condition attached to her charity: her quest for justice. Is Tieta’s call for justice, also an attempt at revenge?

‘Tieta, The Trial’ highlights issues that are still as current and problematic today, ranging from corruption and greed to social exclusion and equality.


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20 June  Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

21 June   The Groundlings, Portsmouth

26 June  Marylebone Theatre, London 

13 July   Soho Theatre, London

28 July   ETC Theatre, London

31 July & 1 August Camden People’s Theatre Camden Fringe Festival, London

9 & 10 August The Other Place, Ventnor Fringe Festival, Isle of Wight


Adapted and Directed by Franko Figueiredo

Performed by Inês Sampaio

Funded by the Arts Council of England and The LondonSchool Trust

Sponsored by Aspect +

In Partnership with Isle of Wight Gay Pride Festival, Caroline Diamond Marketing, Custom Cleaning Services, Da Silva Hair and Beauty and UK Base Property

‘Tieta, The Trial’ started as a research and development project conceived and produced by Franko Figueiredo in association with StoneCrabs Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Swan, Dobcross.  It was presented as a rehearsed reading at Lawrence Batley Theatre on 10 July 2015 and as a scratch performance at the Swan Dobcross on 19 July 2016.

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