Jadek is based on the true story of when a young, working class woman from Castleford moved in with her blind, Polish 94 year old Grandad. Jadek explores how this unexpected turn of events affected both of their lives in the most hilarious heart breaking and life affirming way.

A new play exploring identity, culture and migration. Seen through the relationship between a blind, Polish Grandfather and his English Granddaughter.

Grandad found a home in Yorkshire in 1945 after spending six years fighting and surviving World War 2. He likes a whiskey and hates the ventilation in his front room. Every morning he opens his eyes and a sorrowful “bloody hell” escapes his lips as he realised he’s still blind.

Chesca drinks way too much beer and has moved house a mere 28 times. As a modern-day performance artist, Chesca feels repressed by the world around her and pissed off at all the men in it. Chesca found a home at her Grandad’s house after spending what felt like most of her life at war.

Jadek delves into Grandad’s stories of World War 2 and explores the history of Polish communities in the UK, looking at how immigration has evolved and questioning how the world looks when you can’t physically see it.


Tags: Drama, November,


Second Space


12 November


£12 (£9 under 26)

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