Signal Fires

From 14th October 2020

Saturday 24th October 2020 15.00, 18.30.


Eastern Angles Theatre Company and HighTide join forces to deliver Signal Fires: Peterborough, a LIVE outdoor theatre event, part of a national festival of fires!

The event is part of a unified effort from the UK’s leading touring theatre companies who are coming together this autumn to present a series of Signal Fires. The project is inspired by one of the original forms of theatre – storytelling around a fire.

In Peterborough, Eastern Angles will present the culmination of their Young Writers Group which was cut short due to the lockdown in March. It will be a celebration of the brilliant homegrown talent of Peterborough with each writer presenting a 15 minute extract from their script.

HighTide will present Gran by Ben Weatherill performed by Sabrina Sandhu (Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, West End) from their lockdown monologue series, a touching portrait of life during the COVID-19 pandemic and the small moments of joy that can be found.

In light of the current crisis, the signal fires will create beacons across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland warning of the threat the industry continues to face while celebrating the extraordinary vibrancy of touring theatre and the freelancers they engage. Stretching across four nations, this festival of fires will connect audiences, freelance artists and touring companies together in a communal, national act of storytelling.

The health and safety of audiences, artists, creative teams and staff alike is of the upmost importance. All companies involved in the project will implement COVID secure measures to ensure that their full process, from rehearsal to performance, is in line with the current government guidelines, following strict hygiene protocols and allowing for social distancing.

Capacity is limited to 30 per performance. Tickets start at £5 and can be booked in family groups of up to 6 people, booking via the Eastern Angles Box Office: 01473 211498.