17.09.2022 - 25.09.2022 Events, Theatre

Mary & Mietek

Cross-borders romance set between 1945 and the present day, utilizing real letters sent during WW2.

After discovering his grandparents’ old love letters, Ben makes a last attempt to secure his
future with Alma. Separated by Brexit, borders and their own uncertainty, they come together
for what might be the last time, to discover the love letters of Ben’s grandparents. 1945
doesn’t seem so far removed…

Utilising the real letter of Mary & Mietek, this two-hander romantic journey, with beautiful live
scoring and subtle but powerful movement, guides us between life during WW2 and the
present day. A hopeful romance drawing parallels for both Ben and Alma and the world at
large, asking how separation by distance and culture can either divide, or bring us together.
Katla Theatre is an award-winning, emerging company focusing on cross-cultural stories,
with roots in devising and physical theatre. Founded by Danish Artistic Director Maria
Laumark, working with Charlie Solboda- Bolton, Associate Artist and grandson of Mary &
Mietek; it was first scratched in 2019, going on to a work-in-progress run in 2021, that won a
London Pub Theatre’s Standing Ovation Award. Feedback from that production is below.

‘A thoughtful, visually striking, exploration of love beyond borders’ – 4.5⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lucy Basaba, London Pub Theatre Reviews, 4.5
‘…compelling, entertaining and sweet with an important message.’ – 4⭐⭐⭐⭐ Theatre and Other Things LND, 4

Live performances at The Space theatre, 269 Westferry Road, London, E14 3RS
Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th September, 7:30pm
Live streamed performance, Thursday 15th September
Available on demand between 18th-25th September
Book tickets for live and streamed via www.space.org.uk/event/mary-and-mietek/
Katla Theatre Company is also supported by The Danish Embassy, The Polish Cultural
Institute and of course The Space Theatre.
As part of this project Katla are offering a range of workshops interlinked with the production.
These will be announced via social media during August.

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