Tue 30 October - Wed 31 October

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

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Award-winning OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story by Canadian 2b theatre company is a humorously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert. This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees immigrating to Canada in 1908.

It’s about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It’s about refugees who get out before it’s too late, and those who get out after it’s too late. And it’s about hope.

Cast Information

  • Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
  • Director: Christian Barry
  • Songs by: Ben Caplan & Christian Barry*
    *Except for Traveler’s Curse by Geoff Berner & The Happy People by Danny Rubenstein


  • Ben Caplan – The Wanderer
  • Dani Oore – Chaim, Clarinet & various
  • Mary Fay Coady – Chaya, violin
  • Graham Scott – keyboard and accordion
  • Jamie Kronick – drumkit


  • Assistant Director: Laura Vingoe-Cram
  • Production Manager: Louisa Adamson
  • Production Assistant: Patricia Vinluan
  • Rehearsal Stage Manager: Christine Oakey
  • Sound Engineer: Jordan Palmer
  • Costume Design: Carly Beamish
  • Set Design: Louisa Adamson and Christian Barry
  • Lighting Design: Louisa Adamson and Christian Barry


“Herald Angel Award & Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner “A thing of raw and unmissable beauty.”

Herald Scotland


Time Out

“Astonishingly captivating.”

Musical Theatre Review

“Breath-taking brilliance.”

Broadway Baby


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Pre - Theatre Dining

Enjoy pre-theatre dining for just £23 for two courses or £29 for three courses! Reserve your table when selecting your theatre seats.