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THREE FINGERS BELOW THE KNEE | Project Arts Centre | Dublin
Three Fingers Below the Knee part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2013 at Project Arts CentreTHREE FINGERS BELOW THE KNEE (DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL)

7.45PM & 2.45PM
2 - 5 OCT 2013

By Mundo Perfeito
Presented by Dublin Theatre Festival

Tickets €20 - 25

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Can words be dangerous?

Prompted by this question, Tiago Rodrigues delved into the archives of the censorship commission operating in Portugal under the rule of António de Oliveira Salazar. Of the thousands of plays ripped apart in censorship reports – both classic and new works – it is not what was left that interested Rodrigues, but rather what was cut and why…

Three Fingers Below the Knee exposes the oppression of artistic and political freedom felt in Portugal during the 48-year dictatorship that governed the country. Drawing directly from censorship reports for his play text, Rodrigues interrogates and subverts the hidden histories of his country, transforming censors into playwrights and probing what was left unsaid. Moving seamlessly between poetry, narration and documentary, this is a penetrating work from one of the most influential young artists in Portuguese theatre.

"An extraordinary moment for reflection on the present dangers to freedom of thought"
Jornal Público

Performed in Portuguese with English surtitles.

There will be a post-show discussion with Tiago Rodrigues and members of the company following the performance on 3 October.


7.45pm, 2  & 3 October 2013 ~ Tickets €20
7.45pm, 4 & 5 October 2013 ~ Tickets €25
2.45pm, 5 October 2013 ~ Tickets €20

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Duration 75mins, no interval

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can't wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.


Written and directed by Tiago Rodrigues
Lighting and Technical Direction: André Calado
Set Design: Magda Bizarro,
Rita Barbosa and Tiago Rodrigues
Costumes: Magda Bizarro and Tiago Rodrigues
Research and Dramaturgy: Joana Frazão
Translation to English: Kevin Rose
Surtitling: Rita Mendes
Cast: Isabel Abreu, Gonçalo Waddington


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