Mariage Blanc by Tadeusz Różewicz

The first British production of an infamous play in Asylum Chapel


Wednesday 10 October, 7-8:30pm
Thursday 11 October, 7-8:30pm
Monday 15 October, 6:30-8pm
Tuesday 16 October, 7-8:30pm
Wednesday 17 October, 7-8:30pm

Asylum Chapel
Caroline Gardens, Asylum Road
London SE15 2SQ

Tickets: £14.85 incl. £1.35 booking fee
Book online

Suitable for 18+ audiences.
This production will use non-allergic scents.


Enter the world of Bianca. As she faces the torment of burgeoning womanhood and the sexual expectations of marriage, she becomes increasingly consumed by surreal phallic visions whilst clinging to childhood remnants.

Mariage Blanc is a surrealist dark comedy unafraid to explore the taboo, the unsavoury and the erotic through the lens of sisterhood – all with tenderness and humour. It tells the story of Bianca, a young woman who has been brought up as a boy only to suddenly be married off upon her coming of age.

This tragic farce that has been studied internationally in the fields of psychology, sociology, philosophy, identity politics and gender. Set in late 19th Century Poland, the play places these contemporary themes and progressive heroine against the backdrop of the archaic patriarchal rules of the time.

An infamous play by acclaimed Polish playwright, Tadeusz Różewicz, Mariage Blanc was translated to English by Adam Czerniawski. This first British production of Mariage Blanc created by Avni Patel & Philip James McGoldrick at the beautiful Asylum Chapel in London hopes to show how it contributes to current conversations around gender equality and heteronormativity, by exploring the complex effect these pressures can have on women against any backdrop.

For more information about the play, both its history and the background to the current production, please go to Mariage Blanc, a play by Tadeusz Rozewicz: REIMAGINED


All seating is unallocated.
Your ticket allows you to choose your seating:
* Chairs - Wooden chairs will be available for all attending.
* Low/Soft - If you would like a closer look at the play, you may swap your chair, for a low seat, closer to the stage on arrival. To do this, please bring blankets, cushions to sit on the floor. None will be provided

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