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Derailed

DERAILED

 

 

 

‘A riot of invention and risk-taking’

THE SCOTSMAN

 

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.

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The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

THE STAGE AWARD WINNER

‘Straight-up, funniest most charming theatre company I’ve come across in an age’ Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods

Edinburgh Festival 2014: The shows you can’t live without. THE GUARDIAN

Inspired by Don Quixote’s wanderings, two feisty señoritas and a downtrodden Englishman embark on a journey through Spain taking on one of the most accomplished works of fiction ever written. Accompanied only by an otherworldly virtuoso guitarist whose presence there makes no sense whatsoever, they will lead you to joy, pain and ultimate wisdom. A madcap rendition concluding with a common sentiment: “These guys did not read the book”.

Little Soldier presents a hilariously inventive adventure of immense proportions, to be taken with a pinch of salt and a handlebar moustache.

The show is produced in association with Jacksons Lane and supported by Arts Council England and the Spanish Embassy in the UK.

 

★★★★★| THE STAGE

Technically brilliant and jaw-droppingly entertaining.

★★★★★| BROADWAYBABY

The three players put the audience in fits of laughter.

★★★★| TIME OUT

Hilariously dirty adaptation.

★★★★| EXEUNT

An unpretentious, inventive and smartly silly delight.

★★★★| A YOUNGER THEATRE

Hilarious and undeniably charming.

★★★★| THE SKINNY

Their display of physical comedy ranges from charmingly traditional to brilliantly innovative.

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