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We’re excited to announce the latest leg of our COME TO WHERE I’M FROM series.

Since 2010, more than 100 writers from across the UK have returned to their home towns to pen plays about the places that shaped them. At theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays have been performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale.

But COME TO WHERE I’M FROM has never been done in London, until now…

In June and July we’re partnering with Tamasha on a series of London COME TO WHERE I’M FROM events across the city which will see some well known names alongside some of the most exciting new voices from the Tamasha Developing Artists programme.

We’ve got a series of events across the Capital with writers from North, South, East and West performing in their local theatres over the course of six summer days in June and July.

Here are the details…

NORTH-WEST: Tricycle Theatre
Monday 27 June
With Karla Williams, Zia Ahmed, Mediah Ahmed, Ché Walker

SOUTH-WEST: Clapham Omnibus
Tuesday 28 June
With Elena Procopiu, Amman Singh Brar, Kathryn Golding, Alexandra Wood

WEST: The Gate
Wednesday 29 June
With Divya Sachdeva, Sally Woodcock, Satinder Chohan

EAST: The Yard Theatre
Thursday 30 June
With Lucy Sheen, Afsana Begum, Lizzy Dijeh, In-Sook Chappell, Arinze Kene

SOUTH-EAST: Ovalhouse
Monday 04 July
With Sandra Townsend, Vinay Patel, Miran Hadzic, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Adam Brace

NORTH: Park Theatre
Wednesday 06 July
With Mahad Ali, Isley Lynn, Cheryl Walker, Stephen Jeffreys, Monsay Whitney

In advance of our London series we’re launching the COME TO WHERE I’M FROM app so you can listen to 100 short plays for free wherever you are!

Simulator Screen Shot 17 May 2016, 12.27.58

The app features audio recordings of COME TO WHERE I’M FROM plays read by the playwrights themselves. It’s available for free from the App Store – just search COME TO WHERE I’M FROM or click this link.

Search the map for plays by location or find your favourite playwright in the plays index. You’ll discover a huge range of playwrights from Olivier Award winners to first timers reading tales of their home towns stretching from Edinburgh to Ipswich to the Isle of Wight. A theatrical tapestry of the UK, woven by writers asking if home is really where the heart is.

Let us know what you make of the app by tweeting us using #CTWIF. Happy listening.

COME TO WHERE I’M FROM is supported by Garrick Charitable Trust and Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.

Kate Tempest writes for Latitude

Kate Tempest

We’re super excited to announce our return to the mighty Latitude Festival this summer with the debut play by performance poetry sensation Kate Tempest.

Kate is currently taking the UK hip-hop scene by storm with her band Sound Of Rum, who released their debut single Slow Slow last week, and is amongst the headliners on the Latitude Poetry stage as one of the UK’s leading performance poets.

We’re leaping around the mosh pit with excitement at having enticed Kate to write her first stage play, which promises her trademark lyrical ferocity in a dynamic theatrical staging. We’re premiering the show at Latitude prior to an extensive UK tour.

As always, the Latitude line-up is absolutely mouth-watering. We’re sharing the theatre tent with The Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, BAC, Northern Stage, Fuel, Bristol Old Vic, nabokov, our Associate Company Forward Theatre Project and our Producer Tara’s company Whippet Productions among many others. The brilliant Luke Wright joins Kate in the poetry tent, and we’re a little bit excited about Suede, The National and I Am Kloot.

We literally can’t wait.

The mouthwatering Latitude line-up

Come To Where I’m From Hipsta Gallery

We’re a little bit obsessed with the Hipstamatic iPhone app at Paines Plough HQ. Could you tell?

Here’s a gallery of photos of everywhere we’ve been so far on our our COME TO WHERE I’M FROM tour, Hipsta style…