Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress
Dispatches on the Red Dress is an intimate and courageous new show by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans.
The show was a hit at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, earning Rowan a prestigious Fringe First Award as well as nominations for two other awards (the Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award and the Filipa Braganca Award for Best Emerging Female Artist).
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?
Following the performance, Rowan will host a 30 minute post-show talk to which everyone is warmly invited to stay for. Rowan will be joined by Tom Jackson from the Holocaust Education Trust and another special guest, TBC.
"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 (Folk Album of the Month) ⭐⭐⭐⭐