Bringing together contrasting narratives from a range of Colombian voices, Stardust tells the story of the chain of lives and deaths that turns a coca leaf, sacred to indigenous communities in Latin America, into a line of coke on a mirror in the western world.

In this multidisciplinary solo performance, Colombian artist Miguel Hernando Torres Umba, confronts the painful stigma left by the narco history of his country and unravels his own and the western world’s responsibility for a trade that kills thousands in his homeland.

Playing to sell-out audiences and receiving rave reviews at Vault Festival and Edinburgh Festival 2018, the show returns to the stage in 2020 with a renewed version to continue its journey as a vehicle that sparks an urgent conversation.

A remarkable display of theatre that will not fail to entertain you

★★★★★ Ed Fringe Review


Post-Show Talk

Thursdays, 12 & 19 March
Inspired by the ‘Circle Of Words’ of the Amazonian indigenous communities, Colombian organisation Rodeemos El Diálogo (Embrace the Dialogue) will hold the space for an open conversation about the current political and social challenges surrounding the cultivation of coca crops in Colombia.

This is not a traditional post show talk but an opportunity for dialogue and conversation amongst everyone who attends.


Using a mix of animation, movement and monologue, the storytelling is beyond impressive.

★★★★ The Guardian

Stardust is a show of extremes, both deeply emotive and piercingly cynical.

★★★★★ Broadway Baby