"Magical...a big warm hug of a show." The List (****)
Cosmo makes a promise to Granddad to visit Blackbrick, a forgotten corner of a distant past that he has, strangely, never spoken of. Here, in a place of new beginnings where friendships come to life, everything is still possible… Memories and tales of time travel weave with a live original folk score. Can Cosmo change the course of the family's future? Back to Blackbrick is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by hugely successful Irish author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, and has a live folk score, written and performed by acclaimed folk band Wovoka Gentle.
Patch of Blue are an award winning company from London, making fresh, exciting and touching theatre with live music. Back to Blackbrick had a very successful run at the Edinburgh Festival 2015, before a sold out run at the Arts Theatre in London's West End. Their original play We Live By the Sea recently returned from an acclaimed Off-Broadway run at the SoHo Playhouse, New York. They are an associate company of Greenwich Theatre.
"Expect to laugh, cry and have your eyes opened. This show is the start of something special." West End Frame (****)
"A great production, and one to remember." The Edinburgh Guide (****)