Bagdad Cafe will be live streamed for one week as part of our OLD VIC: IN CAMERA series – you will be watching from home if you book a ticket for this production. There will also be a live audience at The Old Vic. Find out how to book for the live audience.
About the show
‘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 Cafe 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.
Emma Rice (Romantics Anonymous, Wise Children) and the Wise Children Company bring Percy and Eleonore Adlon’s iconic 1987 film Bagdad Cafe to The Old Vic stage with their signature playful, visual and emotional style. After a long year apart, we invite you to join us for a joyful celebration of togetherness, hope and friendship.
Suitable for you and yours (over the age of 8). We cannot wait to reopen our doors.
An Old Vic & Wise Children production
OLD VIC: IN CAMERA performances are streamed live from the iconic Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop.
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS:
The OLD VIC: IN CAMERA series is made possible thanks to the unwavering support of Royal Bank of Canada as The Old Vic’s visionary Principal Partner. Since the beginning of Matthew Warchus’ tenure in 2015, RBC has sponsored over 30 main stage productions and now, in the face of such challenging times, RBC continues to stand alongside us and support our theatre and our audiences by enabling the delivery of this series. And, thanks to PwC’s steadfast generosity through this crisis, we’re delighted to be able to make this artistic initiative widely accessible with a number of PwC £10 Tickets offered across all performances.
Royal Bank of Canada – Principal Partner
PwC – PwC £10 Previews Partner
The Public Fund – Productions Partner
Garfield Weston Foundation – Reopening Partner
The Huo Family Foundation – Reopening Partner