by T.W. Robertson
A marriage in crisis, young people in love divided only by money and position, two other people who can't stand each other and aren't scared of showing it, and finally an army sergeant who can't stop having children. And then there is the question of Russia.|
Welcome to Ours!
This Victorian comedy, set in the 1850s and revolving around a particular army regiment on the eve of the Crimean War, is often considered the first British comedy to portray contemporary subjects in realistic settings; in other words, Robertson creates believable stage characters speaking in everyday language and not melodramatic caricatures or stereotype speeches. Beneath the humour, Robertson focuses on issues that are relevant even today: the position of women, the pressure and influence of society, and what expectations a person's social status carries. As well as this, there is time for some real home cooking in the shape of roly-poly pudding, filled with homemade strawberry jam.
Greatly respected by George Bernard Shaw, who saw Rebertson's plays as 'epoch making' in their social commentary, Ours through its plain language and naturalistic settings, anticipates not only the plays of GBS and the operas of WS Gilbert but also of 20th century realistic dramas.
20th March (Friday) - 18:00 (premiere)
21st March (Saturday) - 15:00, 18:00
22nd March (Sunday) - 15:00
23rd March (Monday) - 8:00 and 10:30 (schools)
24th March (Tuesday) - 9:00 (schools)
25th March (Wednesday) - 9:00 (schools)
26th March (Thursday) - 8:00 and 10:30 (schools)
27th March (Friday) - 9:00 (schools), 18:00
28th March (Saturday) - 15:00, 18:00
29th March (Sunday) - 15:00
3rd April (Friday) - 18:00
4th April (Saturday) - 18:00
5th April (Sunday) - 15:00
The play lasts about 2 hours (including the break).
12 zł (schools with at least 15 pupils + 1 teacher free)
15 zł (students)
18 zł (normal)
Królewska Fabryka Karabinów
ul. Ł±kowa 35/38
Directed by: Penny Shefton
Produced by: Izabela Tackowiak with a help of Maria Fengler and Zbigniew Weinar