In April 2020 as the first national lockdown began and all touring and live performance were on hiatus, we responded to this rapidly changing world by launching COME TO WHERE I AM –a spin-off of our flagship project COME TO WHERE I’M FROM.
In partnership with theatres across the UK and in Australia, we commissioned 55 new short plays from writers to tell us stories about the places they call home and where they were when lockdown began. These were self-filmed and shared digitally with online audiences.
You can see all the series of this project below and we plan to perform the plays live at our partner venues when they reopen.
All content is free to watch with the option of donating and all donations will go directly towards employing writers to deliver more excellent new writing.
For certain groups who may find it more difficult or even impossible to access digital content, during 2020 we also offered caller service – live readings of the plays over the phone, allowing people with little or no online access to experience these plays. We worked with some exciting TV actors to provide this caller service including David Bradley, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Lisa Hammond and Sally Dynevor.
THE TRUTH OF IT by Karine Polwart, UN-NATIVE by Corinne Salisbury, HOME by Jo Clifford , WHERE I AM FROM by Stef Smith
Little John Nee
Tahli Corin and Joshua Tuley
Mary Anne Butler