Come to Where I Am

6 April 2020

Eastern Angles are delighted to announce that we are taking part in Paines Plough's Come to Where I Am, a reworking of the renowned, Come to Where I'm From

In response to a rapidly changing world, where all touring and live performance is currently on hiatus, Eastern Angles in partnership with Paines Plough will now launch COME TO WHERE I AM. We will co-commission 4 new short plays from writers from Peterborough about the places they call home and their relationships to them right now. These will be recorded first and released as visual-audio pieces and then performed at the Undercroft at some point in the future when we have reopened.

All of these new plays will be made available online and for certain groups who may find it more difficult or even impossible to access digital content we will create a unique live performance of the plays over the phone allowing isolated audience groups to access on-demand culture. Paines Plough & Eastern Angles are working in collaboration with some celebrated actors to provide this caller service including David Bradley, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Sally Dynevor – with more still to be announced. 

The project will be led by Eastern Angles Artistic Associate Scott Hurran: 'This is an incredibly exciting project that we have been able to adapt with Paines Plough for the situation we currently find ourselves in. To be part of a National effort to tell stories up and down the country is remarkable at this time. We will be working with writers from Peterborough, to bring you their stories and experiences of living here, growing up here and everything in between. Hopefully in the not to distant future, these plays will be performed at the Undercroft as we open our doors once again.' 

Come to Where I Am is a nation wide project with a total of 28 plays being co-commissioned, other partnerships include Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Open Clasp Theatre Company Newcastle, Reading Rep, Sheffield Theatres, Derby Theatre and Theatre by the Lake Keswick.