PLAY DISCUSSION
Silence The Play
  • Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. for 7:30 p.m.
  • Member Price: £ 5
  • Non-member Price: £ 10
  • Student Price: £ 5
  • Entry price includes wine and cocktail snacks.

The story of three generations of Polish women. What holds them together? What tears them apart? Award winning playwright Nicola Werenowska introduces and reads extracts from her new play ‘Silence’ followed by an audience discussion on intergenerational effects.



On tour across the U.K. Autumn 2018. Award winning playwright Nicola Werenowska introduces her new play Silence ahead of its national U.K. tour in Autumn 2018. The evening will include:

  • Readings from the play which explores intergenerational effects of displacement through the lens of the UK’s postwar Polish generations.
  • An audience Q&A
  • An open discussion led by Nina Finbow, daughter of a Siberian survivor and Polish WAAF officer.

Nina and Nicola will be accompanied by Mirka Wojnar (Kresy Siberia) and Renee Luthra (Director, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Essex, 1/10/2017 - present) on their panel.

Nicola Werenowska is a British playwright married to a Polish man whose parents were displaced from Poland to the U.K. during the war.

Her work has been shortlisted for National playwriting competitions including the Verity Bargate and long listed for the Bruntwoodand Papa Tango. Recent productions include Cash (The Mercury Theatre, 2013), Tu y Teraz (Hampstead Theatre, The Nuffield, the Mercury 2012/13), Tattooed Under your Skin (Theatre 503, 2016), Hidden (Oxford Playhouse, Norwich Arts Centre, the Marlowe, the Mercury, 2017), Guesthouse (Eastern Angles, 2018).

Nicola has been on attachment with Graeae Theatre, is a member of the Royal Court National Writers' Group and is playwright in residence at Lakeside Theatre, Essex University.

Nina Finbow researches intergenerational effects in relation to the Polish Siberian experience and is currently working on her mother’s wartime memoirs. Nina has been involved in research and development on Silence, acting as project advisor and consultant.

Nicola Werenowska

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