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. And it's about looking into the eyes of God.

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.

Based in Halifax, Canada, internationally-acclaimed 2b theatre company’s director Christian Barry worked with Hannah Moscovitch and Ben Caplan to create a 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.

Dates

Thursday 8 & Friday 9 November, 7.30pm 

Tickets 

£18.50 (£16.50 Under 26s)

Running time 85 minutes with no interval

Suitable ages 14+

Contains strong language and sexual references

Trailer


Reviews

Herald Angel Award & Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner

“A thing of raw and unmissable beauty." ★★★★★ Herald Scotland

“Bewitching” ★★★★ Time Out NY Critic’s Pick

“Astonishingly captivating.” ★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

“Breath-taking brilliance.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Irresistible” ★★★★ The Scotsman