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Derailed

An unpredictable but heartfelt story of belonging, failure, and wanting to change the world.

derailed

An unpredictable but heartfelt story of belonging, failure, and wanting to change the world.

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 forever?

A show for anyone who’s ever hoped to make a difference…

To book this show in your venue or for more production details contact us.

“Great humour, real talent and warm personalities.”

THREE WEEKS

“A riot of invention and risk-taking.”

THE SCOTSMAN

★★★★ UPPER CIRCLE

★★★★ PAUL IN LONDON

★★★★ LONDON CITY NIGHTS

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This show is available to watch at LIVR.

Touring

Derailed world premiered at HOME theatre as part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival, 2016. Before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the show was performed at the National Theatre Riverside Stage, 2017 season. In Autumn of the same year, the show toured the UK including a run at The Drum, Royal Theatre Plymouth.

In 2018, Derailed was re-developed for a two week run at Ovalhouse as part of their season to discuss themes around the EU.

Creative Team

Created & Performed by Mercè Ribot and Patricia Rodríguez, Thomas Abela, Dan Lees.

Dramaturgy & Direction Jesse Briton and Ben Kidd.

Music Composed by Thomas Abela and Dan Lees.

Design by Gonçalo Carvalho and Marta Szynkiewicz.

R&D Design by Alison Neighbour.

Lighting Design by Pablo Fernandez Baz.

Production Management by Fergus Waldron.

Produced by Bridget Floyer, Larking Arts.

Production Photography Ben MacIntosh.

Poster Photography by Pau Ros.

Graphic Designer Júlia Solans.

Video Trailer & Content by Caitlin Quinn Stroud

Supported by

Derailed was originally commissioned by HOME, Manchester within the ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2016.
It was developed with the support of Battersea Arts Centre, London, and additional funding from the Unity Theatre Trust.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.