COME TO WHERE I’M FROM is a national project that invites playwrights to write and perform mini plays about their home towns.
Since 2010 more than 180 playwrights from across the UK have written plays about the places that shaped them. Together these plays make up a theatrical tapestry of the nation – a playwrights’ guide to Great Britain.
Now all those audio plays are available to listen to on our free COME TO WHERE I’M FROM app available from the App Store and Google Play. You can explore Leeds with Zodwa Nyoni, walk the streets of Liverpool with Helen Blakeman, hear James Graham’s tales of Mansfield, Mike Bartlett and Alice Birch on Oxford, Zia Ahmed on Cricklewood and lots, lots more.
Or catch COME TO WHERE I’M FROM live on stage whenever we have new events in new towns and cities. Check back here to see where we’re headed in 2021.
Come To Where I’m From is supported by Garrick Charitable Trust and Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.
In 2019 we celebrated ten years of COME TO WHERE I’M FROM with a bit of a party at the Criterion Theatre. All donations made during the evening went towards supporting the next generation of exceptional writers.
The COME TO WHERE I’M FROM app is a digital version of a project we’ve been working on since 2010.
In 2010 we asked a group of writers to return to their home towns to pen short plays about the places that shaped them. Since then we’ve commissioned over 180 writers from Olivier Award winners to first-time writers. We’ve recorded each playwright performing their own play and created a smartphone app to house all the recordings.
You can download the app right here –
Let us know if you have any favourites or any feedback. We’re going to keep working to improve the app.
The Come To Where I’m From App was developed with support from digital commissioning agency The Space.
Tim X Atack
Dylan Coburn Gray
April De Angelis
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
Morgan Lloyd Malcom
Sarah McDonald Hughes
Amman Singh Brar
Deborah A. Williams