Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humorously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert.
This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees immigrating to Canada in 1908. It's about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It's about refugees who get out before it's too late, and those who get out after it's too late.
Written by acclaimed Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch and winner of the Herald Angel Award and Scotsman Fringe First, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story thrilled audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 and is touring the UK following a hugely successful run in New York, Edmonton in Canada and Mayfest in Bristol.
Internationally acclaimed 2b theatre created the show inspired by the real life story of Moscovitch’s great-grandparents, immigrating to Canada in the early twentieth century, viewed through the historical lens of Jewish immigrants a hundred years ago. And it’s a love story, albeit one with its fair share of loss.
Presented by 2b theatre company
Venue: Pentland Theatre
“Bewitching” ★★★★ Time Out NY Critic’s Pick
“Playful, mysterious, brave and astonishingly captivating.” ★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review
“A thing of raw and unmissable beauty." ★★★★★ Herald Scotland
“An important play executed with breath-taking brilliance.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Irresistible, borne along on a tide of brilliant klezmer music and original song that links us to an old world, and helps us to live joyfully in a new one.” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“A noisy treasure…rarely loses its sense of madcap urgency.” New York Times Critic’s Pick
“A hugely engaging experience” The Guardian
“Darkly funny and moving…it is hard to imagine a more apt time for a production with so clear a moral center.” The New Yorker
Age Guidance: 14+
Running Time: 1 hr 25 mins (no interval)
The performance contains swearing and references sexual activity. The story contains references to war and violence.
Latecomers may not be admitted.
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