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Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

New Date: Thurs 8 Sept 2022, 8pm

Due to a close family bereavement, Rowan has had to postpone her November tour. The show will now come to South Street on 8th September 2022. We apologise for any disappointment.

If you have bought a ticket and can attend the new date you do not need to do anything - all tickets remain valid. If you can no longer make it to the show please contact the Box Office on Boxoffice@reading.gov.uk to arrange a refund.

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Dispatches on the Red Dress is an intimate and courageous new show by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans. 

An award-winning hit show at last years 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?

Winner Scotsman Fringe First Award

Running time: 75 mins (no interval)
Age guidance: 12+

 "Utterly spellbinding singing and narration... and as the red dress’  true origin unfolds, the revelation will leave you quietly breathless”

The Scotsman

"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