Rendezvous In Bratislava
Sun 25 Nov 2018
A time travelling new piece of music theatre
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. And hes been dead for 36 years.
Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes, 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 live Slovaks.
Developed at Battersea Arts Centre and supported by Arts Council England and JW3.
Join us after the show, on our 1930s living room set, for an informal post show discussion. Meet the cast and find out more about the making of the show. Miriam will be able to share family photographs and her grandfather’s books and papers with you so you can see the artefacts which inspired the performance.