Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

Winner of a Fringe First in Edinburgh 2019
Also nominated for: ‘Best of Edinburgh’ and ‘Filipa Braganca’ awards

Presented in Partnership with More Music

Dispatches on the Red Dress is an intimate and courageous new live show by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning songwriter, Rowan Rheingans.

Adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a folk gig in this heartfelt and personal one woman show, uniquely weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and genre-melding original songs.

Unravelling the joy and pain from a story of her grandmother’s youth in 1940’s Germany, Rowan celebrates small acts of resistance and boldly asks a troubling question for our times: can hope for our future be found in the very darkest pockets of our history?

“Utterly spellbinding singing and narration… and as the red dress’ true origin unfolds, the revelation will leave you quietly breathless”
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ The Scotsman


  • 80mins

Suitable for

  • 12yrs+


  • 08 Nov 2019


  • The Nuffield Theatre
  • Nuffield Theatre
    Lancaster University
    Lancaster. LA1 4YW

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