Immersive Theatre production Dido’s Bar coming to Leicester as part of National Tour.

Dido's Bar

The annual Journeys Festival International producers have teamed up with incredible creators to provide Leicester with an exciting evening of theatre and live music.

Dido’s Bar is a collaboration between Art Reach and Dash Arts. The production takes place at the Y Theatre in Leicester 18th and 19th of October.

Set in a nightclub, teetering on the edge of belonging. Dido’s Bar is a new immersive theatre production performed by a multilingual international ensemble of actor-musicians. This production will bring the classic myth of migration, love, and assimilation to life through the eyes of refugees today.

Dido's Bar - immersive theatre coming to Leicester!
Rehearsal Images by Ali Wright.
Arts Rach and Dash Arts collaboration Dido's Bar
Immersive theatre, Dido's Bar is coming to Leicester

Audiences can expect an evening of sumptuous music and electrifying storytelling as Dido’s Bar owners Juno and Venus invite you to hear their latest musical discoveries alongside regular favourites. All of the drama within the production will take place in and around the live audience in the bar.

“The ancient myth of Aeneas, a refugee from the war-torn East who travels across the Mediterranean to seek sanctuary and build a new home in Europe, is truly a tale for our time,” says Josephine Burton, Artistic Director of Dash, “We are bringing it hurtling into the present – setting the drama in a music club on the edge of town, where the heroes of old are now the great music stars of today, with a little jazz and world music thrown in!”

Dido’s Bar will perform for two nights in Leicester on the 18th and 19th of October. It will head to venues in Portsmouth and Oxford as the final legs of the national tour.

Ticket information for Dido’s Bar can be found on the Y Theatre website.

More fantastic theatre is heading to Leicester in October, including the smash-hit musical Sister Act! Read our interview with Sandra Marvin about the show!

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