Paines Plough's Come To Where I'm From: London line-up anounced
Paines Plough work with Tamasha Theatre Company to support new writing
The line-up for Come To Where I'm From: London has been announced.
Taking place across six London venues from 27 June to 6 July, 26 playwrights will perform their own plays about the city.
The partnership event from Paines Plough and new writing theatre company Tamasha will see some well-known names alongside new voices from the Tamasha Developing Artists programme.
The playwrights featuring in Come To Where I'm From: London include Mediah Ahmed, Zia Ahmed, Mahad Ali, Afsana Begum, Adam Brace, In-Sook Chappell, Satinder Chohan, Lizzy Dijeh, Kathryn Golding, Miran Hazdic, Stephen Jeffreys, Arinze Kene, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Isley Lynn, Vinay Patel, Elena Procopiu, Divya Sachdeva, Lucy Sheen, Amman Singh Brar, Sandra Townsend, Ché Walker, Cheryl Walker, Monsay Whitney, Karla Williams, Alexandra Wood and Sally Woodcock.
In conjunction with the London events, a free app will be available to download which will contain over 90 short plays from writers across the UK who have taken part in the project since its conception, with new plays to be added as they are written. The Come To Where I'm From app will include playwrights such as Mike Bartlett, Alice Birch and Duncan Macmillan.
Co-artistic directors of Paines Plough, James Grieve and George Perrin said: "Come To Where I'm From is the very first project we dreamed up when we joined Paines Plough in 2010. Since then we have celebrated the company's twin passion for new writing and touring by commissioning more than 100 playwrights to write plays about their home towns from Edinburgh to Ipswich to the Isle of Wight.
"Now we're delighted to partner with Tamasha to bring Come To Where I'm From to London for the first time and celebrate a city that inspires so many great writers in a six-date series of live events across the capital."