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Bagdad Cafe

The Old Vic, London
Bagdad Cafe
The Old Vic, London

Bagdad Cafe performances are cancelled from 5 - 13 August. Bagdad Cafe will resume performances at the Old Vic from 14 August.

‘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. 

Previews from |
17th July 2021
Opening date |
29th July 2021
Closes |
21st August 2021
Categories |
Percy & Eleonore Adlon
Emma Rice
Malcolm Rippeth
Simon Baker
Lez Brotherston in cahoots with Vicki Mortimer
Etta Murfitt
Cast list:
Nandi Bhebhe, Le Gateau Chocolat, Bettrys Jones, Patrycja Kujawska, Nadine Lee, Emlyn Maillard, Sandra Marvin, Kandaka Moore, Rennell Shaw, Gareth Snook and Ewan Wardrop Herr Münchgstettner, Hitchhiker, Trucker

The Old Vic Venue Information

The Old Vic, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Latest Bagdad Cafe News & Features

Photo credit: Sandra Marvin and Le Gateau Chocolat (Photos courtesy of Creative Artists Management and Le Gateau Chocolat respectively)
Sandra Marvin and Le Gateau Chocolat to star in ‘Bagdad Cafe’ at Old Vic
Friday, 21 May, 2021, 12:59
The full cast for the upcoming world premiere of Bagdad Cafe has been announced. Ten cast members will take part in the Wise Children production, with in-person performances at the Old Vic from 17 July - 21 August and streaming from 25 - 28 August. Set on Route 66, Bagdad Cafe follows Jasmin, a tourist who winds up at a remote motel after her marriage falls apart. No one would choose to stay at the Bagdad Cafe, but a new community forms, bound together by music and coffee...
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