Sex, religion, tragedy and triumph...
This darkly funny musical folk tale erupts from a shipping container, lifts you by the collar and takes you on a whirlwind exploration of what love actually means across the centuries.
Let the klezmer music take you on the journey of Chaim and Chaya as they flee Romania and arrive as 'outsiders' to Canada in 1908.
Narrated by the anarchic Wanderer (Ben Caplan), Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is an 80-minute shape-shifting, genre-bending, gig-meets-live-theatre experience that is as timeless as the tale itself.
There will be a 20 minute post-show talk after the evening show on Friday 20th September and after the matinee show on Thursday 26th September.
Reviews just in!
'A rollicking piece of folk music theatre' The Guardian
★★★★ 'Gig theatre play mixes klezmer and folk to winning effect' The Times
★★★★★ ‘Probably one of the most remarkable shows I have ever had the joy to watch’ North West End
★★★★★ 'The audience came out buzzing in the afterglow of this must-see show' Jewish Renaissance
★★★★ ‘Moving and inventive. A one-of-a-kind show in a one-of-a-kind venue. Not to be missed.’ The Arts Desk
★★★★ ‘Vigorous and full of vitality – a true celebration of life’ LondonTheatre1
★★★★ 'Captivating on every level' The Upcoming
★★★★ 'Quirky and joyful' BritishTheatre.com
Ben Caplan (The Wanderer)
Mary Fay Coady (Chaya, Violin)
Eric Da Costa (Chaim, Clarinet & various other instruments)
Jeff Kingsbury (Drumset)
Kelsey McNulty (Keyboard, Accordion)
Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
Age recommendation: 12+
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes