Originated by Miguel Hernando Torres Umba
Written by Daniel Dingsdale
Miguel Hernando Torres Umba
Director - Alexander Ferris
Writer - Daniel Dingsdale
Design - Andrea Fiquitiva
Lighting Design - Alex Marshall
Sound Design and Composition- Caz Coronel
Video Design - Louise Rhoades-Brown
Animation - Diana Garcia
Set Builder - Luke Harcourt at Tired Industries
Stage Manager - Ruth O'Brien
Production Manager - Sean Ford
Producer - Matthew Schmolle
World Premiere with Blackboard Theatre at Southwark Playhouse with CASA Festival, Vault Festival, Pleasance Edinburgh, Tobacco Factory Theatres and The Roundhouse. Currently touring internationally.
Provoked into action by the painful stigma left by the narco history of his country, Colombian artist and Blackboard founder Miguel Hernando Torres Umba, unravels his own and the western world’s responsibility for a trade that kills thousands in his homeland. Bringing together contrasting stories from a range of Colombian voices, Stardust tells the story of the chain of lives and deaths that turns a coca leaf, sacred to indigenous communities in Latin America, into a line of coke on a mirror in the western world.
STARDUST is originated by Miguel, written by Daniel Dingsdale and created in collaboration with artists Diana Garcia, Luke Harcourt, Alex Marshall, Alexander Ferris, Sofi Lee Henson, Angelica Quintero, Andrea Fiquitiva, Caz Coronel and Louise Rhoades-Brown as a vehicle to start an urgent conversation.
REVIEWS & RESPONSES
★★★★ – The Guardian
"Using a mix of animation, movement and monologue, the storytelling is beyond impressive."
★★★★★ – Broadway Baby
"Stardust is a show of extremes, both deeply emotive and piercingly cynical."
"Theatre can change the world. This is one of those shows." – My Theatre Mates
★★★★★ – Ed Fringe Review
"A remarkable display of theatre that will not fail to entertain you"
★★★★★ - Fringe Guru
"A stunning one-man performance, and a multi-disciplinary hybrid”
★★★★★ – Pocket Size Theatre
"60 minutes of pure exhilaration."
★★★★ – The List
"A tour de force of disciplines"
★★★★★ - Bouquets and Brickbats
"Sharp enough and affecting enough to change hearts and minds.”
★★★★★ – London Theatre 1
★★★★★ - The Mumble
★★★★ - Theatre Weekly
“an utterly eye-opening experience."
★★★★ – Fringe Review UK
"....this show is so excellent and important "
★★★★ – Voice Magazine
"An incredibly important piece of theatre...executed brilliantly"
★★★★ - Remotegoat
“Colombia deserves a new story. May be this is the one.”
★★★★ – Everything Theatre
"Crushing and funny."
“Brilliant and beautifully performed” – Total Theatre