Please note: although sold out, there will be tickets available for patrons who turn up on the day of the performance.
A tale of heritage and belonging.
Coffee with Vera weaves stories of identity and heritage around a personal search to connect with the past. A solo performance in the form of a coffee morning inspired by a monthly gathering for the Ladies Guild at the Plymouth Synagogue, the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in continuous use in the English speaking world.
To complement our co-production of Amsterdam with ATC and Orange Tree Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth presents an award-winning performance by Ruth Mitchell that is deeply connected to the history of Plymouth.
Following on from the specially commissioned Nancy, which tied in with the unveiling of the Nancy Astor statue in November, Coffee with Vera will have four free performances in TRP’s foyer. Reserve a ticket online to guarantee a seat or turn up on the day.
Winner of the Wildfire Critics Choice Award Exeter Ignite 2014 and the 2013 Intellect award for community engagement.
Coffee with Vera was originally supported by the Plymouth Conservatoire
45 mins (approx.)
Ruth Mitchell delivers a master class in how autobiographical work can tell a deeply personal story while drawing in the wider world and experience, and without a hint of self-indulgence.
Belinda Dillon (Exeunt)
Really moving, she holds that space with humour and warmth and it’s a really wonderful piece of work…something that was done so simply and so honestly, and that made it beautifully authentic to me…
Culture & Review Show (Phonic FM)