Miriam Sherwood

Rendezvous in Bratislava

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Wed 30 Jan, 20:00

Advisory age: 12+

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Created by Miriam Sherwood.
Music by Thom Andrewes and Will Gardner.

Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. They're the perfect double act: he's got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is - they've never met. And he's been dead for 37 years.

Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes, and writer of cabarets, born in Slovakia in 1913 and died in Germany in 1981. He survived the fascists only to be imprisoned by the communists, who believed he was a threat to the regime.

Using his autobiographies and cabaret material, we present this generationally challenged duo: a contemporary cabaret featuring original music and real life Slovaks.

Age recommendation: 12+
Running time: 90 mins (no interval)

Developed at Battersea Arts Centre and supported by Arts Council England, Unity Theatre Trust, JW3 and The Golsoncott Foundation.

Ticket information

£13, £12 concessions, £11 members - become a member


  • "A glorious evening. If only all family histories were as entertaining"

    ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
  • "A cheerful yet poignant exploration of a fascinating life in troubled times"

    ★★★★ Everything Theatre

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

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