22.05.2024 - 23.05.2024 Events, Theatre

‘Pieces of a Woman’ theatre play at Battersea Arts Centre

Raw emotions, gripping narrative, a heart-wrenching journey through loss, autonomy, and family dynamics. In short: experience the power of storytelling and poignant performances in this evocative stage play, hailed by critics as a masterpiece of authenticity and emotional depth.

22 May 2024, 7:30 pm (press night)

23 May 2024, 7:30 pm

Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre

Witness the UK stage premiere of the original theatre production of TR Warszawa’s Pieces of a Woman, a piece from the writer Kata Wéber and director Kornél Mundruczó who were behind the award-winning hit Netflix film adaptation (originally starring Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf). The original theatre production of Pieces of a Woman first premiered at TR Warszawa Poland in 2018 and toured at festivals across Poland and throughout Europe.

This feminist family drama is set in present-day Warsaw and follows the experiences and journey of 30-year-old Maja as she comes to terms with a personal tragedy. Six months on, a family gathering paints an intimate portrait of the rippling impact this has across several generations. Maja is forced to navigate familial and societal expectations, alongside her own reality, as she questions her old life and rebuilds from scratch the relationships with those closest to her. With each interaction, underlying tensions are brought to surface and revelations are made as external conflicts represent the internal human struggle of a family and society unwilling to acknowledge what can no longer be ignored.

Kata Wéber, Playwright and Dramaturg: I’m delighted that, after several major cities in Europe, TR Warszawa’s production is coming to London. While the theatrical version is more responsive to the plight of women in Eastern Europe, where old attitudes still strongly define norms within thefamily and society, a story carries a universal message.

Six actors whose extraordinary performances make this a true ensemble pieceThe New York Times

Brilliant writing meets an acting craft that astounds with authenticity and spiritual depthI/O Gazette

This stage play is co-presented by Battersea Arts Centre and The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and supported by The Polish Cultural Institute London.

The play will be presented in Polish with English subtitles. The running Time is 2 hours 15 minutes and there is no interval.

Book your tickets HERE.

Performance on 22nd May is a subject to ‘Pay what you can’ scheme, with minimal ticket price starting at £8.

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