The first Traverse Theatre production of the Autumn season, Cherry Blossom (Saturday 27 September – Saturday 11 October), is a multi-media theatre piece exploring the ideas, myths and realities of migration and identity in 21st century Europe.
With Scotland currently seeing a large number of Polish migrants entering the country, Cherry Blossom looks at the effect on Scotland’s identity and at the experiences of those now living and working here.
Cherry Blossom has been crafted through a process of collaboration in which the creative team has spent the last year engaged in research to create a piece of multimedia theatre rooted in the true experience of Poles living in Scotland. The play combines techniques of documentary and interview with state-of-the-art film and new-media technology, to create an original work of theatre.
The cast comprises actors from Scotland and Poland, featuring Sandy Grierson, John Kazek, Marta Scisłowicz and Małgorzata Trofimiuk, who will perform in both English and Polish.
Immediately following its Traverse premiere, the show will transfer to Poland for performances in Bydgoszcz and Warsaw. Cherry Blossom has been made possible with the generous support of the British Council, the Polish Cultural Institute, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow.
Visit the Traverse website for full details.