‘A riot of invention and risk-taking’



Twelve years after arriving in the UK, with too many heartbreaks to count, one child, half a marathon, 5 drum lessons and a permanently overdrawn bank account, Patricia and Mercè are feeling the post-Brexit blues. Fuelled by rage at the state of world, they want to turn anger into positive action. So what else is there to do apart from host the mother of all leaving parties with gazpacho, live rock music, dancing, pig noses, Theresa May, the Dalai Lama, and Cava to toast an uncertain future.

As riotous and joyous as it is silly, this is their unpredictable but heartfelt story of belonging, failure, and wanting to change the world. Are they really going to say goodbye to the UK for ever?

A show for anyone who’s ever hoped to make a difference, from the award winning company Little Soldier, mentored by Spymonkey, makers of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.




Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by the Unity Theatre Trust.

Developed at Battersea Arts Centre, originally commissioned by HOME, Manchester.


Creative Team

Co-directed by
Ben Kidd and Jesse Briton

Dramaturgy by
Ben Kidd and Jesse Briton

R&D Collaborators
Fionn Gill, Joanna Holden, Javier Marzán and Michael Vale

Developed & Performed by
Dan Lees, Patricia Rodríguez and Mercè Ribot.

Live Music by
Thomas Abela & cast members

Productions Shots
Ben Macintosh

For Little Soldier Productions

Artistic Directors
Patricia Rodriguez & Merce Ribot

Bridget Floyer

Gustaf Nilsson

Graphic Design
Julia Solans

  • Rough Cut (in development)

  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

  • You and me