28 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018

Carmen the Gypsy

“Lights up the uncertain corners of Carmen’s personality”

The Stage

“Magnificent original music”

The Stage


Written by Dan Allum

Directed by Abigail Graham

Produced with Romany Theatre and Nick Thompson Productions

In association with New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

When the outside world thinks you’re scum, can you ever be free? Set in the contemporary British traveller community, this poetic drama features forbidden love, original Gypsy folk songs and cage fighting. This is Carmen’s story, and she wants to break free. Free from a brutal husband and the shackles of tradition.

Cast & Creative

Michael Mahony


Candis Nergaard


Gareth O'Connor

Cage Fighter/Musician

Adam Rojko Vega

Don Jose

Christina Tedders


Dan Allum

Writer, Composer & Lyricist

Abigail Graham

Director & Dramaturge

Candida Caldicot

Musical Director, Orchestrations and Additional Music

Jon McLeod

Sound Designer

Sara Beaton

Set Designer

Sally Ferguson

Lighting Designer

Chi-San Howard