Red Ladder Theatre Company 

Wesele / Wedding

Saturday, 14 March, 2020
The Grove Hall, South Kirkby
Wesele / Wedding

Please note that this show takes place at The Grove Hall, The Grove, South Kirkby, Pontefract WF9 3QF.

Wesele / Wedding is an immersive one woman show rooted in the European tradition of absurdist political comedy with a Polish-English love story at heart. 

After a successful tour last year and sold out shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Chats Palace, Rich Mix and Streaham Space Project in London, Wesele / Wedding is coming to South Kirkby in March!

It’s the last Polish-English wedding before the Brexit-imposed borders close around the UK, sealing it off from the rest of Europe. The MC invites all the guests to take part in wedding games and Disco Polo singalongs in a bid to keep the international community together. She needs this wedding to go off without a hitch. Will she succeed?       

This comic (and at times dark) collage of authentic and fictional migrant stories told by a real-life wedding MC uses stand-up, storytelling and physical theatre modes to subvert Polish and British cultural and gender stereotypes.

The show examines and challenges the role of tradition, folklore, national identity, religion and family bonds, and investigates how they shape society’s perceptions of itself and the ‘other.’ Celebratory and uplifting, Wesele / Wedding is also an unexpectedly moving and politically relevant meditation on the dangers of populism and of borders – both physical and mental. Peppered with Polish and Esperanto, Wesele / Wedding explores whether popular culture can bring us together.

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