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29 Nov 2006 00:00 - 2 Dec 2006 00:00

Farm in the Cave Theatre: Sclavi – The Song of an Emigrant

Gushing torrents of polyphonic songs punctuated by raw physicality creates the frenzied dream of an anonymous Slovak migrant who has just retruned home. This play based on research in east Slovakian villages, on old Rutheium and Ukrainian songs, Slovak emigrants’ letters and the story of Karel Capek’s Hordubal by multi award-winning Czech physical theatre company Farm in the Cave delivers a breathtaking ride.



Winner of Fringe First Award

Winner – 2006 Total Theatre Award, Winner Herald Angel Award

Edinburgh Festival 2006


London Premiere




"Farm in the Cave deliver, with extraordinary beauty, Sclavi, a sung tale of migrant workers. ...  their complicated, defiant polyphony is the saddest, purest, most arresting sound on the Fringe.”

                                                                The Observer


"The impressively versatile performers of Farm in the Cave (from the Czech Republic) make every detail tell volumes here, whether it's the symbolic breaking of bread or the breaking of our emigrant's home-coming illusions."

                                                                 The Herald





60 minutes. No interval. Contains some nudity. Post showtalk 1 December







Presented within the framework of the Invasion of Europe 2006 project, organized by the Theater Institute in Prague with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. www.czech-invasion.cz


Presented by FEEAST ‘06, Festival of Central and Eastern European Arts. Organised in collaboration with Riverside Studios.







30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 29 Nov 2006 00:00
To: 2 Dec 2006 00:00


FEEAST, Czech Centre, Riverside Studios

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