Thurs 17 Mar, Stamford Theatre stamford poetry events, talks, music, theatre
Dispatches on the Red Dress is an intimate and courageous new solo show by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans.
A Fringe First award-winner at 2019’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a folk gig in this heartfelt and personal one woman show, uniquely weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and original songs taken from Rowan's brand new genre-melding debut solo album The Lines We Draw Together (The Guardian's Folk Album of the Month).
Unravelling the joy and pain from a story of her grandmother’s youth in 1940's Germany, Rowan celebrates small acts of resistance and boldly asks a troubling question for our times: can hope for our future be found in the very darkest pockets of our history? Rowan Rheingans is an award-winning fiddle player, banjoist, songwriter and theatre-maker widely regarded as one of the foremost innovators in folk music today.
Best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation, Rowan has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (‘Best Original Track’ in 2016 & ‘Best Album’ in 2017) and is a six-times nominee. Her duo The Rheingans Sisters were recent nominees for the prestigious ‘Best Duo/Band’ award at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Her debut theatre show 'Dispatches on the Red Dress', co-written with Liam Hurley, premiered at this years Edinburgh Fringe and won a Fringe First Award as well as nominations for the Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award and the Filipa Braganca Award for Best Emerging Female Artist.
“Sublime...a narrative stitched with the subtlety of an expert dressmaker celebrates family, nature and the ties that bind and goes on to pack a fierce political punch ⭐⭐⭐⭐” — The Guardian (Folk Album of the Month)