With the Undercroft currently closed Eastern Angles and the Undercroft residents have had to get creative, and boy have they risen to the challenge bringing you a virtual offer which covers everything from theatre performance and writing to doodling and drawing all delivered live and direct to your home
Come to Where I Am
Eastern Angles in partnership with Paines Plough are delighted to be launching Come to Where I am. They will co-commission four new short plays from writers from Peterborough about the places they call home and their relationships to them right now. These will be recorded first and released as visual-audio pieces and then performed at the Undercroft at some point in the future when the venue has reopened. All of these new plays will be made available online on 10th June and, for groups who may find it more difficult or even impossible to access digital content, a unique live performance of the plays will be created over the phone, allowing isolated audience groups to access on-demand culture. Paines Plough and Eastern Angles are working in collaboration with some celebrated actors to provide this caller service including David Bradley, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Sally Dynevor – with more still to be announced.
Come to Where I Am is a nation wide project with a total of 28 plays being co-commissioned, other partnerships include Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Open Clasp Theatre Company Newcastle, Reading Rep, Sheffield Theatres, Derby Theatre and Theatre by the Lake Keswick. In addition Eastern Angles are also offering a series of online offers from playwriting sessions to a Lab Series featuring masterclasses from writers and other industry professionals. Head over to their website: easternangles.co.uk to find out more.
The Korp Academy
The Undercroft’s resident artist KORP has moved his Doodle Club online and is delivering live session to adults and kids from around the country www.korporate.co.uk The Korp Academy features live Doodle Club workshops, video tutorials, colouring in sheets and art challenges every week. The great thing about Doodle Club is that you don’t have to be an artist to join in. Learn simple techniques for effective results so you can draw absentmindedly like all the best doodlers. The art workshops are broadcast live four times a week so you can chat with Korp while learning.
Join in all four or watch the replays afterwards, it’s totally up to you. Subscribe for just £20 per month at www.korporate.co.uk, that’s around £1.25 a session! Hopefully that’s enough to keep you all entertained but keep checking the Eastern Angles website and social media as they will provide regular updates on what all the Undercrofters are up to.
Locked Down Lunacy from Lamphouse Theatre
If you’re missing the theatre, check out Peterborough based Lamphouse Theatre’s On Demand platform. You can subscribe for as little as £3 a month and watch their shows, packed full of comedy, music and family fun, anywhere and anytime! Lamphouse are writing a new show every week for a live stream (yes you did read that right). They pick epic stories and perform them, with a twist, live on air, straight from their living room to yours! You can also watch previous shows, which were filmed during live performances. Lamphouse shows are for everyone. Adults, kids, families, grandparents, couples, mates, groups, tea-drinkers, beer-drinkers, music-lovers, stand-up fans, and those that adore theatre! Subscribe now at www.lamphousetheatre.co.uk/on-demand and join the fun!
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