Wesele/ Wedding is an immersive one woman comedy show and a night out, where you, the audience, play the role of the wedding guests led by a charismatic Mistress of Ceremonies. There’s vodka to get you in the mood for raunchy wedding games, disco polo singalongs and stories of love across borders, peppered with Polish and the international language of Esperanto. In order to keep the international community together, the MC needs the wedding to go without a glitch. Will she succeed?
This absurdist (and at times dark) collage of authentic and fictionalised migrant stories draws on Margot's real-life experience as a wedding MC and uses storytelling, stand-up, live art performance and physical theatre modes to subvert the national, cultural and gender stereotypes we are all imbued in.
Inspired by Wyspianski's 1901 play, Wesele / Wedding holds up a mirror to contemporary British society, and examines the role of class, tradition and popular culture in shaping our identities. The show addresses the lack of authentic representation of Poles and other Europeans in the British mainstream in the wake of the Brexit referendum.
Made with support from the Arts Council England, Polish Cultural Institute and UCL Grand Challenges.
Wesele / Wedding featured in Vice, BBC Radio London, British Comedy Guide and ZDF TV (Germany).
Created, written and performed by Margot Przymierska
Developed with and directed by Patrizia Paolini
Produced by Martha Rumney, Kane Moore
Lighting Design by Roberto Ventruti
Music by Simon O’Brien, Margot Przymierska
Set Design by Mikey Weinkove
Video by Fabio Vasques Higueras
Edit by Margot Przymierska