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Posted by portugalpress on December 06, 2017

‘CataPlay’, which combines theatre, music, dance and gastronomy into one unique show, will premiere this Sunday (December 10) at the Tertúlia Algarve restaurant in Faro.

It will pay homage to the cataplana, the Algarve’s typical clam-shaped pot used to cook delicious stews.

As the organisers explain, the show is more than just a play as it will allow the audience to taste a cataplana stew made by the team at Tertúlia Algarve at the end of the show accompanied by a glass of Algarve wine.

Actors Tânia Silva and Mário Spencer will play two “conflicting chefs” who while discussing the “recipes of life” will also be revealing the secrets about the cataplana whose origin in the region is much debated.

The idea for the show was proposed to Tertúlia Algarve by actress Tânia Silva.

“We loved it because it was an ‘out of the box’ idea and also because we have been promoting the cataplana with the regional tourism board, so this project continues the work we had been carrying out but in a completely different way,” said João Amaro, president of Tertúlia Algarvia’s board.

The show will debut on December 10 at 6pm at the restaurant before going on tour throughout the Algarve starting in February. It will be in Portuguese but feature English subtitles.

Tickets cost €10 for adults and €7 for children (six to 12), students and seniors (over 65).

There are also special prices for families (€25 for two adults and one or two children) and for groups of 10 (€80).

The event is included in the ‘365 Algarve’ cultural programme.