Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Music-theatre hybrid inspired by a true story of two Jewish Romanian refugees immigrating to Canada.

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A humorously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert.

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.

ShowTalk: Fri 19 October’s performance followed by post-show discussion

To find out more about the history, inspiration and creation of the show. Download the Old Stock Guide here.