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
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.
Stardust is a show of extremes, both deeply emotive and piercingly cynical.
Age guidance: 14+
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval
Booking fees are £2.50 per order for delivery
A handful of tickets are available at just £5 each for GET IN members.
Originated & Performed by
Miguel Hernando Torres Umba
Written by Daniel Dingsdale
Directed by Alex Ferris
Designed by Andrea Fiquitiva
Lighting by Alex Marshall
Sound Design and Composition by Caz Coronel
Video Design by Louise Rhoades-Brown
Animation by Diana Garcia
Set Built by Luke Harcourt at Tired Industries
Produced by Matthew Schmolle Productions
STARDUST is originated by Miguel, Written by Daniel Dingsdale and created in collaboration with artists Diana Garcia, Luke Harcourt, Alex Marshall, Alexander Ferris and Sofi Lee Henson as a vehicle to start an urgent conversation. It is produced by Matthew Schmolle Productions.