Nineteen Gardens (Modern Plays)
We were bound by the same dream
To be there and to own it
or to destroy it
Nearly two years after the end of their affair, John and Aga meet once more. Each has filled the void left by the other: he has withdrawn into his world of wealth and privilege; she has found herself working as a chambermaid to support her family. Both recognise that the spark between them is still there. Will they rekindle what they had, or is an altogether darker game about to be played out...?
Magdalena Miecznicka's Nineteen Gardens is a lyrical human comedy, by turns seductive, enigmatic and explosive. The author of several novels and plays in Polish, this is Miecznicka's first play in English.
This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at London's Hampstead Theatre, in November 2023.