Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

DTP presents 2b theatre company

A humorously dark folktale with a genre-bending mix of high-energy klezmer music, storytelling and theatre.
  • Dates Running: 30/10/2018 - 31/10/2018
  • Venue: Quays Theatre

Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, & Christian Barry


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.


Herald Angel Award & Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner
“A thing of raw and unmissable beauty." ★★★★★ Herald Scotland
“Bewitching” ★★★★ Time Out NY Critic’s Pick
“Astonishingly captivating.” ★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review
“Breath-taking brilliance.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Irresistable” ★★★★ The Scotsman



OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story

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

For a taster of the show here’s a short trailer http://vimeo.com/231994235 

Additional Information

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Watch the trailer