SILENCE: Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You!

Nicky Werenowska’s fascinating new play SILENCE is currently on a UK tour and will be visiting Minghella Studios, University of Reading on Thursday 8th November. 

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What hold families together? What tears them apart? What’s brewing in the silences?

1996. London. It’s Ewa’s birthday. Her daughter Anna is coming home from university with a secret to share but Maria has some news of her own. As wartime memories of Siberia resurface, old steps are retraced to uncover the secrets of the past and a Polish heritage that unites and divides them. Nicola Werenowska’s funny and fascinating new play hurtles between Warsaw and London over two decades and three generations of a Polish/British family.

Tina Gray (Maria), Maria Louis (Anna) and Kate Spiro (Ewa) - Silence - Photo by Robert Day

This is a professional touring production and the performance will be followed by a short Q&A session with the playwright. The performance starts at 7.30pm. The total running time with an interval is approximately 2 hours. Tickets are priced at £12 and can be reserved by writing to can be picked up and paid for on the door.

See here for a campus map. [Minghella Studios is building marked 195. The nearest car parks are 2, 3 and 4.]



“Catch it if you can: this is a delicate and bold piece of work.” (Damian Thompson, The Telegraph, 2013, on Nicola Werenowska’s play TU I TERAZ)

“Thoughtfully crafted, deeply absorbing and sensitively directed by Wiltshire Creative associate director Jo Newman (The Stage on Hansel at Salisbury Playhouse in 2018)