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Jadek

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“Jadek reflects and challenges contemporary issues by confronting certain generational dividers to comedic effects.”

— Sam Holland, Migration Matters

‘Jadek’ explores culture and identity whilst questioning, how do you stop being a soldier?

 

We are very pleased to announce our new play ‘Jadek’ which will be touring in the Autumn of 2019 at the following venues:

 

Synopsis

Grandad found a home in Yorkshire in 1945 after spending six years fighting and surviving World War 2. He likes a whisky and hates the ventilation in his front room. Every morning he opens his eyes and a sorrowful “bloody hell” escapes his lips as he realises he’s still blind.

Tasha drinks way too much beer and has moved house a mere 28 times. As a modern-day performance artist, Tasha feels repressed by the world around her and pissed off at all the men in it. Tasha found a home at her Grandad’s house after spending what felt like most of her life at war.

‘Jadek’ is based on the true story of when a working-class woman from Yorkshire moved in with her blind, Polish, 94-year-old Grandad. ‘Jadek’ explores how this unexpected turn of events affected both of their lives in the most hilarious, heart breaking and life affirming way.

 

„Jadek” bada kulturę i tożsamość, zadając pytania, jak przestać być żołnierzem?

 

Streszczenie

Dziadek znalazł dom w Yorkshire w 1945 r. Po sześciu latach walki i przeżycia II Wojny Światowej. Lubi whisky i nie znosi wentylacji w swoim pokoju. Każdego ranka otwiera oczy i bolesne „krwawe piekło” ucieka mu z ust, gdy zdaje sobie sprawę, że wciąż jest ślepy.

Tasha pije zdecydowanie za dużo piwa i przeprowadziła się zaledwie 28 razy. Jako współczesna performerka Tasha czuje się represjonowana przez otaczający ją świat i wkurza wszystkich mężczyzn. Tasha znalazła swoje miejsce w domu dziadka po życiu, które jak sądziła było niekończącą się wojną.

„Jadek” oparty jest na prawdziwej historii, kobieta z Yorkshire, z klasy robotniczej przeprowadza się ze swoim 94-letnim niewidomym,polskim dziadkiem. „Jadek” bada, w jaki sposób ten nieoczekiwany zwrot wydarzeń wpłynął na ich życie w najbardziej przezabawny, łamiący serca i afirmujący życie sposób.

“Imagine If are approaching this very exciting project with the right attitude. As a blind theatre-goer and maker it is encouraging to see them engaging with blind artists, cast members and audiences and I was encouraged by the types of questions and subjects that were being raised in the rehearsal room.” – Ben Wilson, Agent for Change, Sheffield Theatres

 

Our work appeals to socially engaged audiences and its frank, contemporary and unapologetic approach to the issues it explores has proven successful with both younger and older audiences. We have a comprehensive marketing and audience development plan in place to support out work when it tours. 30% of our audiences for ‘You Forgot the Mince’ were first-time theatre goers and 34% were from low-income backgrounds. Following on from this hugely successful national prison tour, Jadek’ will also tour prisons across the UK.

 

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