Cherry Blossom

Traverse Theatre Edynburg/Teatr Polski im. Hieronima Konieczki Bydgoszcz

Catherine Grosvenor
Cherry Blossom

direction Lorne Campbell
dramaturg Łukasz Chotkowski
scenography i video Fifty Nine Productions Mark Grimmer, Robert Sharp, Leo Warner

playing: Marta Ścisłowicz, Małgorzata Trofimiuk, John Kazek, Sandy Grierson

Grazyna Antkiewicz lived.
Robert Dziekanski died.
Two people from Poland. One real, one imagined.
What happened – or might have happened – between there and here.

The distance from living the dream to waking up in a shared room with mushrooms growing out of the carpet. From desperately missing your child to falling in love with a foreigner.

Drawn, remembered and dreamed from the stories of the here-for-goods, the go-betweens and the left-behinds, Cherry Blossom is a co-production between the Traverse and Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz. It is a bilingual performance with a Scottish and Polish cast, using a mixture of written, devised and verbatim text with a state of the art multimedia design to create a powerful production that explores the myths, ideas and realities of migration and identity in the 21st century.

Project supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute
in preparation for the Polish Season in the UK 2009—2010.