Only one month to go – don’t miss this “Bewitching” show

Posted: September 13, 2018

Old Stock, A Refugee Love Story - 2018 UK Tour

There is just one month until the fabulous Canadian 2b theatre company open the UK tour of their award-winning OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry on 9 October.

This funny, thought-provoking folktale mixed with a high-energy klezmer concert takes a divisive comment by a Canadian politician as its starting point. 2b theatre company director Christian Barry, playwright Hannah Moscovitch and musician Ben Caplan created the show in 2015 to explore what the term ‘old stock Canadians’ really means in a country founded on immigration.

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Inspired by the real-life story of playwright Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents Chaim and Chaya, who immigrated to Canada in 1908 as Jewish Romanian refugees, OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story asks: How can you love after being broken by the horrors of war?

It’s about those who get out before it’s too late, and those who get out after it’s too late. It’s a love story, albeit one with its fair share of loss. Ultimately, it’s about hope and the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.

If you would like to read more about the historical events that inspired the play, the background story, the music, and the performers you can download DISCOVERING OLD STOCK: A Guide for free from the Old Stock website.
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9 & 10 October, 7.30pm
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Box Office: 024 7652 4524
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12 & 13 October, 8.00pm
artsdepot, London
Box Office: 020 8369 5454
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16 October, 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Hertford Theatre
Box Office: 01992 531500
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19 & 20 October, 7.30pm
Gulbenkian, Canterbury
Box Office: 01227 769075
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23 – 27 October, 7.30pm
The Old Market, Brighton
Box Office: 01273 201 801
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30 & 31 October, 8.00pm
The Lowry, Salford
Box Office: 0843 208 6010
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5 & 6 November, 7.30pm
Oxford Playhouse
Box Office: 01865 305305
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8 & 9 November, 7.30pm
Cast, Doncaster
Box Office: 01302 303959 
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Running time 85 minutes with no interval.
Suitable ages 14+ Contains strong language and sexual references, plus language relating to violent acts.