About this Event

Grandad found a home in Yorkshire in 1945 after spending six years fighting and surviving World War 2. He likes a whisky and hates the ventilation in his front room. Every morning he opens his eyes and a sorrowful “bloody hell” escapes his lips as he realises he’s still blind.

Tasha found a home at her Grandad’s house after spending what felt like most of her life at war; she drinks way too much beer, has moved house over 30 times, and is trying to sell her children’s storybook to London publishers.

‘Jadek’ is based on the true story of when a working-class woman from Yorkshire moved in with her blind, Polish, 94-year-old Grandad. ‘Jadek’ explores how this unexpected turn of events affected both of their lives in the most hilarious, heart breaking and life affirming way.

Image of Tasha with her Grandad in new play 'Jadek' from imagine if theatre


Please note that you are registering for a ticket for this ‘pay what you feel’ performance. We will be asking for donations at the door. Any money raised will be split between Imagine If Theatre Company and Henshaws.

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Quotes about Jadek

“Jadek is an exciting and original exploration of family relationships, responsibilities, class, culture and living with trauma. In the play, we see two characters struggling to find their place in the world and to come to terms with the past. It is a funny, warm and detailed look at the dynamics of a Grandfather / Granddaughter relationship, and all the nuances within that.” – Director, Martha Simon

“I’m really pleased to be working alongside Chesca and Imagine If on this beautiful show. As the show is audio described at every venue, I’m looking forward to engaging with new audiences of visually impaired people on the tour and getting them in to the theatres to experience Jadek.” – Maria Thelwell, Access Consultant

About imagine if theatre

imagine if theatre allows people to ‘imagine if’ within their own lives through our thought-provoking theatre productions. imagine if are known for creating gritty, exciting and unashamedly honest theatre that focuses on current social issues for intimate audiences. The theatre we create is based on the world around us comprising real stories from real people.