WATCH IN PERSON
Bagdad Cafe will be performed for a live audience at The Old Vic – you will be coming to the theatre if you book a ticket for this production. It will also be live streamed for one week as part of our OLD VIC: IN CAMERA series. Find out how to book for the live streamed performances.
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
Due to social distancing our seating is arranged in bubbles, which are groups of tickets containing a specific number of seats (1, 2, 3 or 4) next to each other in one row. You will need to pick up all the seats in a bubble to book tickets.
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
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