Tu I Terz ('Here and Now')


by Nicola Werenowska

"If you want to survive, you can’t fill your head with the past. Truths and untruths, it’s dangerous, all of it. You leave all that. You look forwards."
Marysia moved to England a long time ago. As far as she is concerned, she has started a new life here with her teenage son, Kuba. But when her sister Anna arrives from Poland unexpectedly, it forces her to think again about her choices. Should you leave your past behind and start over again or is where you come from the most important thing about you? And has Marysia really left everything from her past behind or is she hiding a secret?
A moving, intelligent, vibrant new play about immigration and family loyalties.

Nicola Werenowska’s previous plays include Davy’s Day, Aftermath, Peapickers, Freedoms of the Forest, Camulodunum, Birthdate. Initially developed at the Mercury Theatre through the GFTA Escalator Performing Arts Scheme, Tu I Teraz was premiered at Hampstead Theatre before touring to The Nuffield Theatre and the Mercury Theatre.

“Catch it if you can: this is a delicate and bold piece of work.” Damian Thompson, The Telegraph.