Eastern Angles’ first ever free family festival, The Undercroft Weekender in Peterborough, was a storming success! Families flocked in their 100s to Serpentine Green Shopping Centre for arts, crafts, theatre and film shows
The company kicked off on Friday night with the world premiere of There Be Giants, a brand-new folktale for Hampton produced by our Associate Company Lamphouse Theatre, based in Peterborough. Audiences couldn’t contain their laughter as the cast of three took them on a journey of gigantic proportion charting the history of Hampton featuring dragons, brick pits, steam trains and of course the great crested newts.
Following this audiences were treated to an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes of Eastern Angles talk from Ivan Cutting – Artistic Director of Eastern Angles. Performances of There Be Giants continued throughout the weekend to a jam-packed pavilion, quite often with standing room only. Over the weekend Eastern Angles welcomed a diverse range of events including Suitcase Shakespeare, Garlic Theatre’s Three Little Pig Tails, Cyan Maiden, Frumenty, poetry and drama workshops, VR, drumming, magic shows and closing the festival was Peterborough’s own, Mark Grist with his brand-new show Down With the Poetry King, a treat to see before it headed off to Edinburgh. The festival also welcomed Peterborough Presents, CSK Church, Vivacity Sports, Vivacity Book Bus. Running alongside was paint jam KorpFest and an exhibition, Cut Spray and Pray, both curated by KORP, resident artist in the Undercroft.
What’s On this Autumn at The Undercroft… Release Your Inner Banksy… Art Workshops are back on at The Undercroft this September with KORP. Release your inner Banksy with a range of street art style workshops including stencil art, doodling like a pro, paste ups and spray painting. Sessions are suitable for all ages and experience levels and also include quiet workshops, limited to 3 students, for those creative kids that don’t like a crowd.
Find out more at www.korporate.co.uk/ workshops
Award winning theatre with Build A Rocket on Mon 14 October, 7.30pm
Stephen Joseph Theatre & Tara Finney Productions presents a powerful & uplifting play about triumph over adversity. Winner of the Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Fringe Award, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2019 & The Sunday Mail’s Best Female Solo Show. Tickets £12/£10. Book at easternangles.co.uk.
Eastern Angles return to the Key Theatre with a new musical comedy spoof in The Famous Four and A Half Go Wild in Thetford Forest from 21st – 25th January 2020.
Find out more about the show in the next Moment Magazine issue…