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Signal Fires: Peterborough

Sat 24 Oct 2020 - Sat 24 Oct 2020
  • Age Guidance:14+
  • Duration:1hr 30mins


This performance will now take place in The Undercroft. As such you do not need to bring chairs. 


Saturday 24 October 2020 15.00, 18.30

SERPENTINE GREEN, Eagle Way, Peterborough

Eastern Angles Theatre Company and HighTide have joined forces to deliver Signal Fires: Peterborough, a LIVE outdoor theatre event, part of a national festival of fires!

Eastern Angles will present the culmination of their Young Writers Group who have been working together for 10 months. The event will be a celebration of the brilliant homegrown talent of Peterborough. Each writer will select a 10 minute extract from their script to be performed 'script in hand' by a selection of actors. 

HighTide will present two pieces from their lockdown monologue series: Gran by Ben Weatherill and Bedlam Before The Burnout by Aisha ZiaGran is a touching portrait of life during the COVID-19 pandemic and the small moments of joy that can be found and will be performed by Sabrina Sandhu (Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, West End). Bedlam Before The Burnout, explores the chaos of modern urban life and the feeling of apocalypse which loomed even before the global pandemic.

In the spirit of doing what theatre does best, Eastern Angles' legendary Stage Manager, Penny Griffin, will be creating a brilliant tech fire for us all to enjoy. It will look impressive but won't keep you warm... so bring your chairs & blankets, grab a hot drink from Chimes Coffee Shop* and cosy up by the fireside.

Download the event programme here.

Tickets £5, no concessions.

Booking online or via Box Office: 01473 211498 (Mon-Fri 10am - 2pm) 

We are grateful to O&H Hampton for kindly letting us use the Green.

Please read the Event Information and Covid-19 Guidance below before booking.

*Chimes will be open until 6.30pm on Saturday 24th October 2020.

Event Information

The performances will take place on the green at the back of Serpentine Green Shopping Centre. Both the performance space and The Undercroft are accessible via Eagle Way and NOT through the shopping centre. 

This is an outdoor performance, please dress appropriately for the weather and bring your own chairs and blankets. 

The lovely folk at Chimes, located in CSK Church, will be open before each performance serving hot drinks, soup and cakes. Picnics and thermos flasks are also encouraged, but please take all your rubbish home with you. 

In the event of inclement weather the performance will be moved indoors to The Undercroft. 

Currently there are no toilets on site, the nearest ones are located in CSK Church, accessible across the road from the green. CSK will be closing as 6.30pm after which the nearest toilets are in the Shopping Centre and accessible via the top car park - there is no access through the rear of the Shopping Centre and the escalator and lift are not in use.

Covid-19 Guidance

We have reduced the capacity of the event to 30 to ensure we maintain social distancing of at least two metres. You can book in social bubbles of up to 6 people and will be seated (on your own chairs/rug) with the group you booked with. Bookings of 6 or more are not permitted.

Performers will also be socially distant from each other, and from the audience, following government guidelines.

If you or someone you know has experienced any of the symptoms of Covid-19 in the two weeks prior to the performance or experiences symptoms on the day you should self-isolate and not come to the performance. Please email the box office to return your tickets.

We will clean the performance area between shows.

Audiences, staff and volunteers must wear face coverings throughout the performance (regardless of indoors or outdoors). Please bring your own mask to cover your mouth and nose.

Staff, performers and volunteers will have their temperature checked on arrival. Audience members will also be checked if the performance is moved indoors.

We will not be issuing physical tickets, but audiences should bring Print at Home tickets (either printed out or on a mobile device) or evidence of their ticket purchases.

We will not produce a printed programme, but the performance will be introduced from the performance area.

The performances will be last approximately 80 minutes, with no interval. There will be no bar facilities available, but hot drinks, soup and cake will be available from Chimes before each performance. 

Hand sanitiser will be placed at key locations.

Staff will be on hand to guide and answer questions.

If Eastern Angles has to cancel the event due to Covid-19 we will contact you as soon as we can to re-schedule or arrange a refund. 

We will be constantly reviewing these guidelines in line with the Government Guidelines and will alert you to any significant changes.

Marcus Adolphy


Ella Dacres


Will Edgerton


Safiyya Ingar


Sabrina Sandhu

Director - Eastern Angles

Scott Hurran

Director - HighTide

Helena Snider

Follow the link below to download the programme.