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The Great and The Grand

by Dynamite Island

A musical storytelling performance about Reading's grandparents.

At the beginning of the year, Miriam and her friends brought Rendezvous in Bratislava to Reading - a cabaret about her grandad, a writer and joke collector from former Czechoslovakia, whom she never met. Now they're back, and this time they want to talk about your grandparents.

Using interviews with Reading residents and a supporting cast of local musicians and performers, Dynamite Island present The Great and The Grand - a documentary cabaret that tries to figure out what we've inherited from those who came before us.

Dynamite Island have spent the last month talking, creating and rehearsing with Reading residents. Join us for an informal sharing, where we will present the stories we've collected and songs they’ve inspired for the first time.

Praise for 'Rendezvous in Bratislava':


"Such a brilliant show, so real, so true, so entertaining and fun! Had tears and a smile all along! Loved it!"

Audience member

"Inventive and immersive, with catchy songs and great performances."

Everything Theatre

"Funny, warm and heart-wrenching."

The Spy in the Stalls