In response to government advice regarding COVID-19, this event has been re-scheduled from 13th November 2020 to Wednesday 17th November 2021.
If you have tickets you do not need to do anything, all tickets remain valid for the new date. If you can no longer attend, please email the Box Office on firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund. You can also choose your refund in the form of a credit to your Reading Arts Account that can be used towards any future booking. Your credit will be valid for an extended period of 3 years giving you even more opportunity to enjoy a fantastic show with us in the future.
As you will be aware, this is a very difficult time and our staff are fielding an unprecedented number of enquiries, so please bear with us. If you haven't received your refund after 30 days please re-contact the box office.
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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
"Utterly spellbinding singing and narration... and as the red dress’ true origin unfolds, the revelation will leave you quietly breathless”
"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."