We are bilingual (English – Polish) theatre company based in picturesque capital of Scotland – Edinburgh. Our mission is to promote multicultural, diverse theatre focused on innovative adaptations of classics. Through the theatre we try to build and enhance a cultural dialogue between Polish and British communities. Also, to promote the Polish cultural heritage among British community as well as cultivate Polish culture and language among Polish emigrants with particular focus on youth and children. Apart from the English and Polish stage productions, we realize various, educational and artistic projects to integrate Polish minority in Great Britain regarding its mother tongue. So far, we performed successfully in the Scottish Parliament during Celebrating Diversity in Scotland – Polish Culture and Language celebrations, Hawick International Day at Wilton Lodge Park Bandstand, Scottish Borders Diversity Week in Galashiels, Open Days in Polish Saturday School in Hawick or Cracovia Experience Festival in Edinburgh – celebrations of cultural collab between Edinburgh and Krakow Councils and many other events for multiculturalism. Moreover we took part in Virtual Polish Festival @ Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia 2020, Edinburgh’s Theatre Festival StagEHd with Wawel Dragon production, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 with world premiere of solo-show Whispers as well as premiere of its Polish version Podszepty during International Festival of Solo Shows VI MonoWschod in Vilnius, Lithuania. As the only Polish theatre in Scotland, we regularly take part in Polish Heritage Days UK, within we already made a Polish- English production of DZIADY II FRAGMENTY – FOREFATHER’S EVE II EXCERPTS with actors from seven various countries, in collab with Edinburgh theatre Assembly Roxy. Moreover, we take part in Polish National Reading Uk events. As bilingual theatre, we promote idea of bilingualism and multilingualism not only via performing in two languages but also by taking part in other, external initiatives such as international campaign Give your child the gift of your native language within cooperation with APPLA (Association for the Promotion of Polish Language Abroad) or taking part in VII National Theatre Festival on “I” Stage in Krakow with our Youth theatre group with an English performance Mrs Twardowska all roads lead to Rome.
Scene Mirror (SM) / The Mirror of Stage (MOS) is an Anglo-Polish theatre project based in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Apart from the production of Polish and English performances, we are engaged in the production of a variety of educational and artistic activities, such as drama workshops for all ages, acting lessons, themed, costume photo sessions in collaboration with Mr. Bumble’s Photobooth atelier, costume rental and many others. It all started a few years ago, with art and theatre classes I conducted at one of the Polish Saturday schools in Edinburgh. Over time, as the projects continued, my youth group became a regular youth theatre, together with stage collaborations with adult actors, which made our subsequent performances intergenerational productions. We had our English-language debut in the Scottish Parliament, during the Celebrating Diversity Day in Scotland – Polish Culture and Language event, where we staged an English version of established Polish author Adam Mickiewicz’s ballad “Mrs Twardowska”, adapted and expanded for the needs of spectators who may need to be introduced to the adventures of Master Twardowski.
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