Tue 9 - Sat 20 October 2018


Tue 9 - Sat 20 October






Theatre & Performance


The Ditch


"Gig theatre doesn't come more authentic than this” (The Scotsman)

Stop your commute: music is a powerful thing, it’s amazing what you hear when you stop and listen.

Busking wasn’t Danusia’s first choice of job as a teenager, but a decade of singing to strangers has taught her to see the city anew. She takes us on an autobiographical journey through the London Underground, blending theatre, spoken word, original music and soul covers, with influences including Nina Simone, Sam Cook and Amy Winehouse.

An optimistic show about how, amidst the loneliness of the city, music might help us make change come.

"Samal teaches us that we are more than how much money people throw at our feet" (Fest Magazine)

Written and performed by Danusia Samal (RSC, Royal Court, Ghost in the Shell). Music composed and performed by Adam Cross and Joe Archer (RSC). Directed by Guy Jones (Mayfly, Orange Tree).

Produced by Emma Shaw in association with HighTide.

Production images by @_otherrichard.

We've been asking audience members across the country what their favourite songs are. Here is our playlist:

Busking It Open Mic Night

Friday 19 October, 9pm - 11pm

Are you a busker? Have you ever been one? Ever walked past one? Then come and join the Busking It company for a night of free live music.

Email us to register to perform.

A Younger Theatre
The Stage
My Theatre Mates

"Moving show with a beautiful story "

"Samal is a charming performer...she has a soulful, sultry voice full of feeling."

'Shows music is the universal conduit that breaks downs walls’

Production images

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