Two women in an apartment with pink wallpaper. Both are grabbing for a pink ribbon. One woman is standing on a dining room table. The other woman is reaching up with one arm to try and grab the ribbon.

Pieces of a Woman

TR Warszawa / Kornél Mundruczó / Kata Wéber

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Presented in Polish with English subtitles


Time: 7:30pm


Tickets:

22 May – Pay What You Can (recommended £18)*
23 May – Standard £18* / Concessions £16*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (no interval)


Age Recommendation: 16+


This event takes place in person in our Grand Hall

Co-presented by Battersea Arts Centre and The Adam Mickiewicz Institute

From the writer and director behind the award-winning hit Netflix film adaptation; witness the UK stage premiere of the original theatre production of TR Warszawa’s ‘Pieces of a Woman’.

This evocative and cinematic stage play is an intimate look into a fracturing family dynamic in the wake of a young woman’s personal tragedy.

Set against the backdrop of present-day Warsaw, 30-year-old Maja comes to terms with a traumatic loss. Pieces of a Woman paints a deeply personal picture into one woman’s fight to decide her own future and the rippling impact this has across generations of one family.

 

Featured as one of Time Out’s top shows to see in May 2024

‘Six actors whose extraordinary performances make this a true ensemble piece’ The New York Times

‘Brilliant writing meets an acting craft that astounds with authenticity and spiritual depth’  I/O Gazette

‘Magnificent’  Le Figaro

‘A stunning, powerful, feministic Festen’ L’Humanite

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Credits

Produced by TR Warszawa, Poland
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Text and Dramaturgy: Kata Wéber

Cast: Dobromir Dymecki, Monika Frajczyk, Magdalena Kuta, Sebastian Pawlak, Justyna Wasilewska, Julia Wyszyńska, and Agnieszka Żulewska

Set and Costume Design: Monika Pormale
Music: Asher Goldschmidt
Lighting Design: Paulina Góral
Assistant Playwright: Soma Boronkay
Translation of the script from Hungarian to Polish: Jolanta Jarmołowicz
Director’s Assistant: Karolina Gębska
Stage Manager: Katarzyna Gawryś-Rodriguez
Translation during rehearsal: Patrycja Paszt
Physical Training: Aleksandra Woźniak
Scenographer’s Assistant and Production Manager: Karolina Pająk-Sieczkowska
Costumographer’s Assistant: Małgorzata Nowakowska
Touring: Agata Kołacz

 

TR Warszawa is one of the most recognised Polish theatre companies. The stage is known for its unique actors ensemble that attracts key Polish and international theatre directors such as Yana Ross, Grzegorz Jarzyna (the artistic director 1998-2023), René Pollesch, Kornél Mundruczó, Michał Borczuch, Anna Karasińska, Luk Perceval or Gosia Wdowik. Always on the lookout for new talents and new languages for contemporary theatre, TR Warszawa initiates international collaborations, commissions new works, and proposes bold reinterpretations of classical texts. TR Warszawa presents its production in the city of Warsaw but uses it well in frames of the various festivals. The theatre is about to move to new premises, to be built on one of the largest public squares in Warsaw in 2027/28.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute – www.iam.pl is a national cultural institution, whose goal is to build a lasting interest in Polish culture around the world. The institute works with foreign partners and initiates international cultural dialogue in line with the goals and aims of Polish foreign policy. The institute has put on cultural projects in 70 countries on 6 continents, including Great Britain, France, Israel, Germany, Turkey, USA, Canada, Australia, Morocco, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, as well as in China, Japan and Korea. The Institute’s flagship brand CULTURE.PL – an up-to-date cultural news service, discussing the most interesting events and phenomena related to Polish culture – offers articles and news in three languages: Polish, English, and Ukrainian.

AMI is funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

 

Co-presented by Battersea Arts Centre and The Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute London.

Access

PRE EVENT INFORMATION

This event takes place in person in our Grand Hall. This space is on the ground floor, with step-free access via a lift.

Seats in rows C – U for this performance are situated on a tiered rake with steps. We recommend audience members with access requirements book in rows A + B or speak to a member of staff for assistance in getting to and from your seats.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/COMPANION TICKETS

If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailingaccess@bac.org.uk. 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Content

  • Strobe
  • Blackout
  • Haze
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Nudity
  • Hyper-realistic portrayal of childbirth
  • Themes of grief and child loss
  • Potentially distressing scenes
  • Vomiting

PRe-Show Information

All performances are Relaxed. This means you can move or make noise if you need to. You can go in and out of the performance space. There will be some quieter points during the show where the audience will be asked to wait to re-enter.

VISIT OUR ACCESS PAGE

We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.

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