caravan of dreams

writer/performer: OLIVER LAVERY
18 & 19 Nov
7:45pm
£12/£10
Sun/Mon Only.
Here we are. All of us. Inside a dream-caravan. 
A caravan, but a dream. A dream, but a caravan.
Therein lies The Hope.

Old Sufi proverb

For the first time ever, performance storytelling comes to The Hope Theatre! Hear tales that have blown across the desert sands for thousands of years, through one bedouin tent after another, over the tongues of wandering dervishes and into your receiving ears. Join actor and storyteller Oliver Lavery and his box of magic tricks as he brings you a mythological mash-up of alternative folktales from Arabia – laced with a dash of devotional poetry. All of this delivered in his usual engaging and comedic style, with a hint of the Divine Madman.

Rumi is in love. Hafez is drunk – again. Kabir is lost in the market place, waiting for The Guest to arrive. A caravan is departing friends! It is departing for the East! It is a Caravan of Dreams. So climb on board for a psychedelic journey into the heart of the Arabian Dreamtime. Expect flying horses, floating palaces, a smattering of Sufi verses and one very insistent pair of slippers.

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 60mins without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.
LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.
Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

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booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)