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cataPlay: duels, spells and contradictions

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 20:00

The restaurant Tertúlia Algarvia will receive, during 2018, several presentations of the show cataPlay.

cataPlay is a stage play packed with duels, spells and contradictions, and performed by Mário Spencer and Tânia Silva. Mário plays the Famous Al-Chef and Tânia the Grumpy Cook.

At the end of the show, spectators can sample a cataplana made by the Tertúlia Algarvia team.


In life, we are all consumed. Some more than others. By pleasure or torrid love. By envy or sheer evilness. By innocence or mere convenience.

Little or nothing is known about the cataplana. We do not know who created it or where their roots and origins lie. Man or woman? Arab or Algarvian? Chef or cook?  

The recipe for a good cataPlay is: 2 people, 5 cloves of garlic, 1 conflict, a variety of sounds, 2 points of view and 1 personal touch.


February, 4th, 6 pm | Session spoken in English with Portuguese subtitles

February, 11th, 6 pm | Session spoken in Portuguese with English subtitles

March, 25th, 6 pm | Session spoken in Portuguese with English subtitles

May, 13rd, 6 pm | Session spoken in Portuguese with English subtitles


Normal (up to 13 years old): € 10.00
Junior (ages 6 to 12 years): € 7.00
Student: 7,00 € (BOL: minimum of 2 tickets / Ticket office: 1 ticket minimum)
Senior (65 years and more): € 7.00 (BOL: minimum of 2 tickets / Ticket office: 1 ticket minimum)
Family 2 + 1 (2 adults + 1 junior): € 25.00
Family 2 + 2 (2 adults + 2 juniors): € 25.00
Package 10 Tickets Normal: € 80.00 (only for sale at the ticket office)



IBAN: PT50 0035 0205 00010622930 36
BENEFICIARY: Tertúlia Algarvia – Centro de Conhecimento em Cultura e Alimentação Tradicional do Algarve
BANK: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
To whom who pay by bank transfer, it is requested the payment proof by the e-mail, as well as the TAX number and address to issue the receipt.
Who choose this payment method can pick up the ticket (s) on the day of the show, from 11:30 am to 5:45 pm

Tertúlia Algarvia, Alfonso III Square, 13-15, Faro
Sunday to Friday: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
On the days of the shows: from 11 am to 5:45 pm

* Reservations are accepted up to 4 days before the show;
* Each person can book up to 4 places at most;
* Each reservation is guaranteed for 48 hours. After this deadline, the reservation is cancelled and the place(s) will be made available for sale.

+351 289 821 044 | email


Original idea: Tânia Silva

Text: Joana Guita Pinto

Director: João de Brito

Actors: Mário Spencer e Tânia Silva

Costumes: Filipe Correia

Light and sound operator: António Sérgio Martinho

Translation: Inpokulis

Graphic design: Hélder Rodrigues

Photography and video: Miguel Cruz and ETIC Algarve

Age group: a partir dos 6 anos age 6 and over

Duration of the show : 60 minutos sem intervalo 60 minutes (no interval)

Promotor: Tertúlia Algarvia – Centro de Conhecimento em Cultura e Alimentação Tradicional do Algarve

Funding: 365 Algarve

Support: FERA – Associação Cultural, Mário Spencer Entertainment, CM Faro, CM Loulé, CM Tavira, CM Vila do Bispo, CM Vila Real Santo António, ETIC Algarve; Sul Informação; Jornal Barlavento; RUA FM; ACTA - A Companhia de Teatro do Algarve; TMF - Teatro Municipal de Faro; IPDJ Faro.