We are thrilled to bring Blackboard Theatre to Bristol for the first time. Stardust is an unflinching original piece combining physical theatre, new writing and hand-drawn animation which takes you on an irreverent and impassioned journey into the dark heart of cocaine production.
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.
Playing to sell out audiences and receiving rave reviews at Vault Festival and Edinburgh Festival 2018, Stardust was originated by Miguel, written by Daniel Dingsdale and created in collaboration with artists: Diana Garcia, Luis Bonilla, Angelica Quintero, Allison Ozeray, Luke Harcourt, Alex Marshall Sofi Lee & Cottia Thorowgood, as a vehicle to start an urgent conversation.