Rendezvous in Bratislava

Dates and Times

Fri 24 - Sun 26 January 2020 at 7pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by Dynamite Island

A music theatre show combining an incredible true family history with cabaret and humour.

Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. They’re the perfect double act: He’s got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is – they’ve never met. And he’s been dead for 39 years.

Rendezvous in Bratislava combines new music, a four-piece British Slovak band, comedy, cabaret and original 1940s photographs and recordings to share the life story of writer Miriam Sherwood’s grandfather – Jan ‘Laco’ Kalina.

Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes and writer of cabarets, born in Czechoslovakia in 1913. A Slovak Jew, he survived the fascists only to be imprisoned by the communists, who believed him a threat to the regime.

Using his autobiographies and cabaret material, we present this generationally challenged duo: a contemporary cabaret featuring original music and real-life Slovaks.

Developed at Battersea Arts Centre and JW3 and supported by Arts Council England.


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“A celebration of what we inherit, perhaps without realising it, from those who came before us.” – Lyn Gardner 


This is a relaxed performance. A touch tour is also available after the performance. If you would like a touch tour please email James on [email protected] or talk to front of house staff when you arrive.

The company don’t believe there is any content to consider in this performance, but the show contains audience interaction. Please click here for the detailed synopsis. 


This performance includes loud music.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

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About the company

Dynamite Island is a group of artists based in London and Manchester.  We combine live music with elements of participatory art, theatre, cabaret, radio and more, looking for new ways of telling stories and exploring the places where music, theatre and real life bump up against each other.


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