Bacalao Performance Company
Bacalao Performance Company
Bacalao Performance Company
Bacalao Performance Company
Bacalao Performance Company
Bacalao Performance Company
Bacalao Performance Company
Bacalao Performance Company

Fado, Fatima and Football

September 2012, Hotel Vila Galle, Lisbon
October 2011, Tasca do Chico in Alfama, Lisbon

July 2011, Dalston Boys Club and O Benfica Restaurant, London


Fado, Fatima and Football is a devised performance about two young women balancing between dream and reality, rivalry and friendship, fun and finances, rationality and passion...



Alzira and Fatinha have come from Portugal to London to realise their dreams. As things don’t turn out the way they plan, they find themselves serving Portuguese food to an unenthusiastic clientele in a restaurant in East London...




Driven by passion, humour and the strength of their friendship, the girls somehow find their own way of overcoming obstacles, whether lingual or financial, and the world becomes their stage...




   Some audience comments from FFF in London:

"It was like going through the Fado restaurant experience. I felt I was in Lisbon for a moment."

"The music was evocative and mood enhancing, beautifully song. I enjoyed having the text of the play interspersed with music."

"The blue, the red and the black. I felt spring, love and death. I cried and I am not Portuguese. I didn’t understand nothing, but the songs were so full of emotion."

"I cried...  saudades de Portugal, de Lisboa... Sofia made me feel like I’m passing through the night streets of Alfama... Loved it. "