Ruth Leon recommends… Bagdad Cafe – Old Vic livestream

Ruth Leon recommends… Bagdad Cafe – Old Vic livestream

Ruth Leon recommends

norman lebrecht

August 25, 2021

Bagdad Cafe – Old Vic livestream
Click here for tickets  : PwC £10 Tickets are limited to four per booking

in person at the Old Vic and streaming for a limited time as part of the company’s In Camera series 24-28 August

This is the always-surprising Emma Rice’s adaptation of Bagdad Cafe, Percy and Eleonore Adlon’s 1987 art-house movie.

Smack bang in the middle of nowhere two women are thrown together by chance in a Mojave roadside joint. 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.

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  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    Saw this on Saturday it was fun. But still trying to work out why a white “American” character sang a Welsh folk song and later spoke in Welsh to the lady he was in love with.