A Mercury Theatre Colchester, Salisbury Playhouse and Unity Theatre Liverpool Production and UK tour October-November 2018

1996. London. It’s Ewa’s birthday, her daughter Anna is coming home from University with a secret to share but Grandmother Maria has some news of her own.

As wartime memories of Siberia resurface, old steps are retraced to uncover the secrets of the past and a Polish heritage that unites and divides them.

Nicola Werenowska’s funny and fascinating new play hurtles between Warsaw and London over two decades and three generations of a Polish/British family.

1996 rok, Londyn, urodziny Ewy. Jej córka, Anna, wraca z uczelni z sekretem, którym chce się podzielić, lecz Maria ma do przekazania własne wieści. Gdy powracają wojenne wspomnienia o Syberii, prześledzone zostają dawne wydarzenia w celu odkrycia tajemnic przeszlości i polskiego dziedzictwa, które łączy i dzieli te kobiety.

Spektakl w języku angielskim.

CAST Tina Gray, Kate Spiro, Maria Louis

Writer Nicola Werenowska

Director Jo Newman

Designer Baska Wesolowska

Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr

Sound Designers Bethany Duke and Helen Skiera

Producer Dilek Latif

Production Photos Robert Day

Produced by Mercury Theatre, Wiltshire Creative and Unity Theatre Liverpool

★★★★ “Subtle script served beautifully by Jo Newman’s sensitive direction, and a cast that bring crystal clear clarity to the time and mood shifts, aided by a simple, yet powerful set and a quite extraordinary sound design”


“Sensitively directed by Jo Newman”

Fine Times Recorder

“Superb generational drama which has won well deserved acclaim”

Gazette and Herald

“A revealing and heart warming play deserved it’s enthusiastic reception last night”

British Theatre Guide

“Each individual performance is a triumph”

Valley News