Dash Arts Podcast


New Mythology: Reclaiming the Story

In our latest episode, 'New Mythology: Reclaiming the Story', we chat with artists about how their work makes space for underrepresented gender identities in ancient myths. Listen to explore how storytelling can reclaim lost stories within our mythological canon and how we’re rebalancing the gender dynamics in our next production, Dido's Bar.

Featuring interviews with Dash Arts Artistic director Josephine Burton; stand up storyteller Alys Torrance; drag artist Len Blanco and Dido’s Bar cast member Lola May and some sneaky preview of some of the music from the rehearsal room!


Music Credits

Intro music: Fakiiritanssi by Marouf Majidi

Music from the Dido’s Bar Rehearsal room: Smokey Nights, 100 Moons, I Know This Heart

Please note this episode is explicit.

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Dido's Bar in Newham

Dash Arts' production of Dido's Bar was developed and made in Newham. As part of our year-long programme, we were privileged to work with Community Links, an amazing hub which offers young people advice, employment skills, and the chance to develop their audio skills in their top-notch production studio. We've brought some of these young people into the world of Dido's Bar through our podcast. Dash Producer Cristina Catalina and Podcast Producer Rachael Head worked in the studio with our participants, talking through the universal themes of Dido's Bar and exploring how those themes have affected their lives.Music Credits:Intro music: Fakiiritanssi by Marouf MajidiArtwork and music made by Community Links participants Script excerpts read out are from Hattie Naylor's Dido's Bar.Hosted by Rachael Head, featuring a short conversation with producer Cristina Catalina.With thanks to Amanda Brown, the whole Community Links team and the Royal Docks TeamDido’s Bar is produced by Dash Arts with imPOSSIBLE Producing.Dido's Bar is co-produced with the Royal Docks Team, OCM (Oxford Contemporary Music), and Journeys Festival International and co-commissioned by OCM, with additional support from Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, The Foyle Foundation, Projekt, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation, Genesis Foundation, Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, The Marchus Trust, TINFO – Theatre Info Finland, Austin and Hope Pilkington, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, The Leche Trust and individual donors.