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Raising Millfield

Sat 7 Aug 2021 - Sat 7 Aug 2021
  • Age Guidance:14+
  • Duration:30 mins

Launching at the Millfield Festival 

7th August 2021

Eastern Angles have toured to venues across East Anglia for decades, this year we bring you a tour with a difference. One where you do the touring. Created in partnership with Peterborough Presents, Raising Millfield is a brand-new piece of theatre, experienced on foot and through headphones in a walking tour of Millfield. 

The walk begins outside the park on Occupation Road where listeners will hear the first episode of the play in their headphones. Written by Atiha Sen Gupta (Eastenders, State Red, Counting Stars), each of the ten episodes were inspired by the story of someone from the area. Collectively, the play creates a rich tapestry of stories that question what it means to live and grow up in Millfield. 

Raising Millfield questions what Millfield stands for, for whom it can be called home, and what being a Millfield resident means to those who live there. Connecting different communities from this richly diverse area, this walking play is a new way of experiencing theatre and the outdoors.  

Performing throughout the day on Saturday 7th August at 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm, with BSL interpreter Kirsty Dorkenoo at 11am and 2pm. 

This is a FREE event but spaces are limited so please book your tickets

These tours will be part of The Millfield Festival taking place on the weekend of the 7th of August. Audiences will be guided through the audio walking tour in groups. It will then be available online after the festival for audiences to join independently.  

Eastern Angles and Peterborough Presents are grateful to funders: Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Viridor Peterborough.

Logos - Arts Council England; Heritage Fund; Viridor; Peterborough Presents.

Safiyya Ingar (they/them)

Farshid Rokey (he/him)

Cristina Catalina (she/her)

Writer

Atiha Sen Gupta

Director

Scott Hurran