Come to Where I’m From

A playwright’s guide to Great Britain.


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, the people and the ideas 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. 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.

Come To Where I’m From is supported by Garrick Charitable Trust and Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.


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 –

The Come to Where I’m From App was developed with support from digital commissioning agency The Space.


Emma Adams
Jarek Adams
Mediah Ahmed
Zia Ahmed
Mahad Ali
Shazia Ashraf
Tim X Atack
Greg Banks
Alia Bano
Mike Bartlett
Clare Bayley
Afsana Begum
Sudha Bhuchar
Alice Birch
Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Helen Blakeman
Adam Brace
Matthew Bulgo
Mikey Burnett
Lucinda Burnett
Sam Burns
Leo Butler
Richard Cameron
Neil Cargill
Alison Carr
Kefi Chadwick
Michael Chaplin
In-Sook Chappell
Leah Chillery
Satinder Chohan
Dylan Coburn Gray
Dick Curran
Molly Davies
Phil Davies
April De Angelis
Steven Deproost
Lizzy Dijeh
Richard Dormer
Rob Drummond
Grace Dyas
David Edgar
Omar El-Khairy
Ben Evans
Susannah Finzi
Leon Fleming
Tim Foley
Louise Gallagher
Hannah George
Kathryn Golding
John Goodwin
Dominic Grace
James Graham
Joe Graham
Stacey Gregg
Miran Hadzic
Joe Hakim
Titas Halder
Joe Harbot
Alan Harris
Lesley Hart
Matt Hartley
Rose Heiney
Tom Hill
John Hollingworth
Jules Horne
Joel Horwood
Kirsty Housley
Kieran Hurley
Em Hussein
David Ireland
Hugh Janes
Stephen Jeffreys
Emily Jenkins
Rosemary Jenkinson
Alice Jolly
Guy Jones
Lena Kaur
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
Arinze Kene
Fin Kennedy
Catriona Kerridge
Dawn King
Maureen Lennon
Morgan Lloyd Malcom
Laura Lomas
Simon Longman
Martin Lynch
Isley Lynn
Martha MacDonald
Sue MacLaine
Duncan Macmillan
Ian McHugh
Oisín McKenna
Una McKevitt
Linda McLean
Gary McNair
Bethan Marlow
Lee Mattinson
Lydia Marchant
JC Marshall
Mufaro Makubika
Glyn Maxwell
Sarah McDonald Hughes
Natalie McGrath
Katherine Mitchell
Rory Mullarkey
Elaine Murphy
Tom Nicholas
Lizzie Nunnery
Zodwa Nyoni
Vanessa Oakes
Chris O'Connell
Martin O'Connor
Cheryl Payne
Vinay Patel
Hannah Patterson
Adam Peck
Scarlet Pink
Alan Pollock
Tim Price
Elena Procopiu
Eamon Rooney
Divya Sachdeva
Keith Saha
Colin Scott
Lucy Sheen
Hannah Silva
Amman Singh Brar
Penelope Skinner
Beth Steel
Gordon Steel
Shane Strachan
Gem Stone
Danny Strike
Adam Taylor
Chris Thorpe
Sandra Townsend
David Tuffnell
Lucy Tyler
Judy Upton
Anita Vettesse
Paven Virk
Tom Wainwright
Glenn Waldron
Ché Walker
Cheryl Walker
Zosia Wand
David Watson
Tom Wells
Nicola Werenowska
Boff Whalley
Monsay Whitney
Tracey Whitwell
Ann Wilson
Joy Wilkinson
Deborah A. Williams
Karla Williams
Roy Williams
Alexandra Wood
Sally Woodcock
Michael Wynne
Morna Young