In conversation with: Miriam Sherwood, Dynamite Island

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In conversation with: Miriam Sherwood, Dynamite Island

Join theatre-maker Miriam Sherwood for a conversation about her work, and the different ways she collects and presents memories in her performances.


May 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Miriam is a half-Slovak, half-Hungarian Londoner, a theatre-maker and producer who works with her performance company Dynamite Island to combine music, oral history and documentary material to tell stories straight from the horse’s mouth.

Her first performance The Real Reasons We Drink told the local, personal and social histories of her local pub with a cast of regulars. It was called “an organic, interactive and personal history of the pub—an honest and humbling discovery of a community’s history” (A Younger Theatre).

Rendezvous in Bratislava mixes elements of documentary theatre and cabaret to tell the story of her grandfather, whom she never met – a Slovak Jewish cabaret writer and joke collector, who survived the Nazis only to be imprisoned by the communists. Rendezvous has been performed at Battersea Arts Centre, toured the UK and visited Slovakia and even North Carolina, USA. Reviewers called it “an affectionate, intimate and often moving piece” (The Stage), “a glorious evening” (The Reviews Hub), and “funny, warm and heart-wrenching” (The Spy in the Stalls).

Miriam also collaborates with independent theatre companies and arts organisations including HurlyBurly, Echo Vocal Ensemble, Manchester Jewish Museum, Counterpoints Arts and Fairbeats! Music. In 2018 Miriam was invited to become a member of Asylum Arts, the international network of Jewish artists.

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