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19 Jul to 21 Aug 2021
The Old Vic
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'It's showtime at the Bagdad Gas and Oil Cafe!'
Smack bang in the middle of nowhere (or was it somewhere on the legendary Route 66?) two women are thrown together by chance.
Stranded tourist Jasmin stumbles out of her unhappy marriage and finds herself at Brenda's remote cafe and motel.
Ordinarily, no one would choose to stay at the Bagdad Café but in the dust and isolation, unexpected and extraordinary friendships begin to blossom.
The lost are found as individuals transform into an eclectic community bound by music, magic and some very strong coffee.
Background information, advisory warnings
Age suitability: 8+
This production will be performed for a live audience at The Old Vic.
It will also be live streamed for one week as part of the OLD VIC: IN CAMERA series.
Social media & info
London SE1 8NB
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm (from 28 Jul)
Saturday - 2-30pm
Audio described performance: Mon 16 Aug, 7.30pm (touch tour time TBC)
Captioned performance: Mon 09 Aug, 7.30pm
Author: Emma Rice and The Wise Children Company bring Percy And Eleonore Adlon’s iconic 1987 film Bagdad Cafe to the Old Vic stage
Production: Wise Children Company