In our 40th anniversary year we're back on the roads with a new Broads play, Booming Voices
Touring the East of England 27th April - 12th June
"a collage of memories, present dilemmas and scientific study...create a celebration, a statement and a plea for this vulnerable waterworld"
Booming Voices aims to capture the magic of the Broads and explore its possible future. From a range of interviews with people living on this iconic landscape, the play fuses real voices, music and science to tell a new, unheard story of the Broads.
In the height of the pandemic, Jen, a young student, is shielding in an isolated cottage on the edge of a watery haven, housesitting for a Professor in the US who is investigating the impact of climate change. Together they explore the iconic wildlife and nature of the Broads, showing us just how vulnerable this seemingly timeless landscape is.
With the songs of acclaimed folk musician Jimmy Aldridge, and insights from figures who helped discover the true nature of this wetland paradise (comparable to Ibiza, sang David Bowie), Booming Voices promises to be an evening that both prepares us for the future and gives us hope.
Information regarding performances at the Eastern Angles Centre's Sir John Mills Theatre
Our raked seating is back! We've moved the cabaret tables and chairs aside and put the traditional, tiered seating back into the Sir John Mills Theatre. We understand that some audiences may be nervous about returning to a busy theatre and so we are holding a socially distanced, mask mandatory performance on Wednesday 18th May (2.30pm).
We'll still be keeping up with our regular cleaning routines after each performance and working hard to make the Eastern Angles Centre a safe venue to visit.
Thank you to the following interviewees who gave their time to help create Booming Voices. Not everyone is quoted in the script but they all shared invaluable information and wonderful memories allowing us to understand what it means to live and work in the Broads.
Nick Acheson; Eva Atkin-Barter; Mike Barnes; Jan Dingle; Chris Durdin; Kellie Fisher; Cristina Flores; Tony Gibbons; Mark Golley; Matt Gooch; Andrea Kelly; Dr. Ulysee Pasquier; Sam Penny; Tony Ramsay; Bryan Read CBE; Jeff Redgrave; Celia Scott; Richard Starling; Tim Strudwick; Prof. Kerry Turner; Steve Western; Jill Wright; Rupert Wright; and Pupils from Fairhaven Primary School in South Walsham.