Revolution That Never Was

Theatre | Poland | Irish Premiere


Teatr 21 presents


Revolution That Never Was

Written by Justyna Lipko-Konieczna, Justyna Sobczyk 

Directed by Justyna Sobczyk

Dates & times Saturday 23 May 6pm 

Venue Theatre Tent, Fr. Burke Park

Tickets €15 (€12.50 conc.)

Duration 120mins (with interval) 

Post Show Talk Saturday 23 May

Age Recommendation 16+ years


About the Show

The starting point for this performance was a protest organised by people with disabilities and their parents which began in the Polish Parliament on 18 April 2018 and lasted for forty days. The performance is not a reconstruction of those events, but rather a play on the meanings and emotions of that time. The protest, witnessed by the entire country, ended in disappointment and was a painful testimony to the marginalisation of people with disabilities.

Archival materials including banners, letters and postcards written to and by the protestors will be used by the actors to ask questions about what happened in the Parliament, about the image of people with disabilities in Poland and finally, about whether the community can unite around a common cause.

The show is based on improvisations by the actors. 

Please note, this show is in Polish with English subtitles.



  • Director: Justyna Sobczyk
  • Producers: Teatr 21, Biennale Warszawa
  • Dramaturgy: Justyna Lipko-Konieczna
  • Text: Justyna Lipko-Konieczna, Justyna Sobczyk
  • Choreography: Justyna Wielgus
  • Costumes, Set Design: Wisła Nicieja
  • Lighting Design: Sebastian Klim
  • Partners: Teatr Soho, Warsaw Dance Department
  • Live Music: Trio Pokusa (Tymek Bryndal, Natan Kryszk, Teo Olter)
  • Cast: Beata Bandurska, Teresa Foks, Daniel Krajewski, Maja Kowalczyk, Barbara Lityńska, Aleksander Orliński, Martyna Peszko, Maciej Pesta, Aleksandra Skotarek, Magdalena Świątkowska, Piotr Sakowski 


About the Company

Teatr 21 from Warsaw in Poland has been working for 11 years with actors with Down Syndrome and Autism. Performances are presented in mainstream theatre and collaborate with several mainstream national innovative institutions. Teatr 21 artists and researchers are specialists who work within the German Theatre Pedagogy department with Warsaw University and with Theatre Institute Warsaw, where they conduct research on different education models from primary to higher. They also work in Artistic Education at Theatre Academy level and in Disability Studies.






The Theatre Tent is wheelchair and Guide Dog accessible.

Please contact the Box Office for these seating reservations upon booking tickets.

Our Box Office is located at Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, Galway

Open Mon-Sat, 10am -7.30pm  

Phone Number: 091 569 777  International Dial: +353 91 569 777



Show Notes will be available in text and audio format. Keep an eye on our Social Media for announcements. 

English subtitles will be displayed throughout the show.

There is a Sensory / Safe Space available.


Performance was created as part of the project “Disability and Society” implemented by the Biennale Warszawa in cooperation with Teatr 21, from the funds of the Capital City of Warsaw.


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