Tales of Gin & Tonic

Thursday 9th December - Saturday 11th December 2021.

Performance times 7.30pm.

Running time approx. 60 minutes.


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Tales of Gin and Tonic

an AlmaLuso/Paper Breadcrumbs co-production


By Helena Hipólito

Adapted from the works of Mario Henrique-Leiria


Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th December 7.30pm

At The Playground Theatre, W10

General Admission £16; Concession £13; Ten tickets for £10

Runtime: approx. 60min



"A peanut was lying down 

quiet, looking to see what happened.

The old lady came and zas, ate it.

And that is what happens to peanuts 

that stay quiet, lying down, 

waiting to see what happens. 

They are eaten!"


Tales of Gin and Tonic is a collection of sardonic, ironic and surrealist short tales that put a lens to society and the human condition. Translated for the first time into English, Tales of Gin and Tonic will be performed in English and Portuguese, using a mix of physical theatre, story-telling and live music.


Adapted and Directed for the stage by AlmaLuso Theatre from the works of the Portuguese author Mário Henrique-Leiria (1923-1980) written during the dictatorship regime of Salazar in Portugal (1929 -1974).


The Company

Alex Figueiredo

Rita Ramalho

Vasco Rafael  

Harry Miller (Guitar)


The Creative Team

Writer/Director - Helena Hipólito

Co-Producer – Simon Beyer

Costume Designer - Ainhoa Luque

Lighting, Sound and Set design by The Company

An AlmaLuso and Paper Breadcrumbs co-production.

"it was only 50 minutes long but such fun." **** Audience member

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