Tu i Teraz (Here and Now)

Directed by SAM POTTER

£6 - £12 (See ticket information)

If you want to survive you canʼt fill your head with the past. Truths and untruths, itʼs dangerous, all of it. You leave all that. You look forwards.


18 Dec 2012 - 19 Jan 2013
£6 - £12

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

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 credits include Davy’s Day and Aftermath (both Mercury Theatre), Peapeakers (Eastern Angles), Not So Dead End (Menagerie/BBC) andCamlodonum as part of Come To Where I’m From (Paines Plough).

Reuniting with Werenowska is Sam Potter (Out of Joint) whose previous directing credits include A Sexual Congress (NT Platform), Heroes (NT Education Tour), Snowbound(Trafalgar Studios) and Cosi Fan Tutte (Glyndebourne Festival and on tour) and associate directing credits include Coriolanus (RSC) and Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre).

This play contains scenes of an adult nature

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

"Consistently imbued with invaluable insights, offering audiences important and moving glimpses of émigré life… There’s a strong cast under Sam Potter’s direction, with Sowinski and Strepan particularly convincing. Recommended.” –The Morning Star

“Nicola Werenowska…. with a talented cast under the direction of Sam Potter… has created a play that is well worth seeing and which promises much for the future.”British Theatre Guide

“Ania Sowinski is outstanding as Marysia” West End Frame

“The detail in Mark (Strepan’s) performance was truly amazing. A privilege to watch Mark perform.” West End Frame

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Tu i Teraz (Here and Now): Language Matters

Posted on 9 January 2013

A Writer’s Blog: Language Matters

A Cup of Tea with... Tu i Teraz (Here and Now) actor Ania Sowinski

Posted on 4 January 2013

We spoke to Ania Sowinski (pictured, right) about being bi-lingual, her first job and Quentin Tarantino. Ania is currently playing Marysia in Tu i Teraz (Here and Now) which runs until 19 January.

Tu i Teraz (Here and Now): Learning Polish

Posted on 2 January 2013

Mark Strepan (pictured, left), who plays Kuba in Tu i Teraz (Here and Now), talks about the challenges of learning Polish for the play.

A Cup of Tea with... Tu i Teraz actor Anna Elijasz

Posted on 13 December 2012

We caught up with Anna Elijasz between rehearsals about moving from Poland to attend drama school, what attracted her to the play and playing a prince.

Tu i Teraz (Here and Now): A Writer's Introduction

Posted on 10 December 2012

Inspirations: Stories told, untold and imagined

Full price: £12
Concessions: £10
Previews: £10
Seniors: £10 (matinee only)
Access: £6
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Video and Image Gallery

Anna Elijasz (Anna) Anna Elijasz (Anna)
George Lasha (Janusz) and Ania Sowinski (Marysia) George Lasha (Janusz) and Ania Sowinski (Marysia)
Mark Strepan (Kuba) and Ania Sowinski (Marysia) Mark Strepan (Kuba) and Ania Sowinski (Marysia)
Mark Strepan (Kuba) and Ania Sowinski (Marysia) Mark Strepan (Kuba) and Ania Sowinski (Marysia)
Mark Strepan (Kuba) and Ania Sowinski (Marysia) Mark Strepan (Kuba) and Ania Sowinski (Marysia)