Rendezvous in Bratislava (Jabberwocky Market)
Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. Theyre the perfect double act: hes got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is theyve never met. (Hes been dead for 37 years.)
Jan Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes and writer of cabarets, born in Czechoslovakia in 1913. A Slovak Jew, he survived the fascists only to be imprisoned by the communists, who believed him a threat to the regime.
Digging through objects and stories from Lacos remarkable life, Miriam searches for her granddads voice through his own jokes, skits and songs, conjuring up an archival cabaret that reverberates with laughter from a very different place and time.
With original music and a live band of Slovaks, Rendezvous in Bratislava traces family connections across national, historical and political borders, and celebrates the power of laughter in troubled times.
Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall School (View)
Darlington DL1 5PA
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|