A two-week digital festival of new work and opportunity.

Spanning across Instagram, Zoom, email,  WhatsApp, phone and good old-fashioned post, THE PLACE I CALL HOME is a playful digital festival of new theatre that you can access and engage with from the comfort of your own home.

Join us for two weeks of brand-new international plays co-written across borders during lockdown. These performances will be delivered to you via WhatsApp, personalised email, and post.

Alongside the three collaborations there will be free online workshops for new actors, writers, directors and producers, including Open Auditions for actors currently unrepresented by agents, and open access Q&A’s with nationally celebrated playwrights.

This could be our biggest tour yet. Come and join us, we’ll see you at home.


You can book tickets for all productions and events here.

Or you can call us on 020 7240 4533.




19 - 24 October and 02 - 07 November / 6pm daily / A BRIEF HISTORY OF STRUGGLE

by Dipo Baruwa-Etti (UK) and Calle Fuhr (Dortmund, Germany)

Links will be sent to you via WhatsApp at 6pm daily over a course of six days, inviting you into five-minute snapshots of imagined conversations between ordinary people in both London, UK and Dortmund, Germany. Tickets are just £1.00. Book here.

27, 28, 29 October and 03, 04, 05 November / 9am and 6pm daily / IN TANDEM

by Travis Alabanza (UK) and Magdalena Zarębska-Wegrzyn (Krakow, Poland)

Sign up with your email address to receive your personal invites to gain a two aily 5-minute insights into these two couples’ lives over three days. Tickets are just £3.00 - Book here.

Saturday 31 October and Saturday 07 November / 4pm - 5pm / POSTA AEREA

by Giuditta Mingucci and Rosie MacPherson

Sign up with your home address and receive a bespoke package created by our two characters, to be opened on 31 October. 


You can now book all three shows for £8.00 right here.



Workshops and Conversations


All workshops and Q&As will take place via Zoom and Instagram. All activity is free.


19 October / Zoom / 2pm / Crossing Form With Story-Telling - A Q&A around story-telling, focusing on eliminating barriers around being a writer and offering insight into how writers can connect with Paines Plough with Charlotte and Katie. Book here.

20 October / Zoom / 2pm / Panel discussion on bilingual BSL and spoken English theatre, led by Deafinitely Theatre. 

Deafinitely Theatre's Artistic Director Paula Garfield will interview three leading deaf British actors and theatre makers: Charlie Arrowsmith, Nadia Nadarajah and Jean St Clair. They will discuss their experiences on making deaf-led theatre and you will have the opportunity to ask them questions about their work and best practices. Book here.


20 October / Instagram / 7pm / In conversation with Vinay Patel on Instagram Live.


21 October / Zoom / 2pm / Re:Assemble Panel - An open conversation about how to make dramaturgy more inclusive, with guest panellists including Rosie Elnile and Campbell X, hosted by Paines Plough’s Phillippe CatoBook here.

21 October / Instagram / 7pm / In conversation with James Graham on Instagram Live.

22 October / Zoom / 2pm / Re:Build - A chance for companies interested in applying for the Re:Build programme to find out more about what it is and why we're doing it. Book here.

22 October / Instagram / 5pm / In conversation with Chinonyerem Odimba on Instagram Live.


22 October and 27 October / Zoom / 10am - 2pm / Open Auditions for unrepresented actors 

Open Auditions for unrepresented actors - As part of the digital festival Paines Plough will also hold Open Auditions on Zoom to meet actors previously unknown to Paines Plough and, this time, specifically actors who are unrepresented by agents. As ever, the auditions are not for a particular production and applications for auditions will open on Tuesday 06 October and close on Tuesday 13 October. Apply here.

28 October / Zoom / 11am / A session on applying to jobs in the arts with Paines Plough Trainee Director Kaleya Baxe - Book here.


28 October / Zoom / 2pm / A session on applying to jobs in the arts with Paines Plough Trainee Director Kaleya Baxe - SOLD OUT


29 October / Zoom / 2pm / Producing Workshop on how to self-produce as an artist and how to work with independent artists with PP Producer Matt Maltby. Book here.


It is important to us that everyone can access these workshops. If you would like a BSL interpreter to be present, please let us know at, and we’ll be very happy to arrange one.  

If you have any other access needs, please contact us and we’ll discuss how we can ensure that this work is accessible to you.