A jam-packed event for the whole family with giants, a king, a bit of Shakespeare, some pigs and a game of rounders!
Taking place on Silver Hill and in The Undercroft, The Undercroft Weekender will kick off on Friday 26 July with a brand-new play There be Giants written by Becky Owen-Smith and directed by Tom Fox.
Inspired by Hampton, Owen-Smith has reimagined what the area was like when dragons and giants roamed the land; the play will be performed throughout the weekend in an unusual dome structure which will be popping up on the green – keep your eyes peeled.
Other events happening throughout the weekend include Garlic Puppet Theatre’s Three Little Pig Tails; Lamphouse Theatre’s Suitcase Shakespeare, Vivacity sports team will be on hand with activities to get you racing, and Dromla will be providing the perfect antidote in the form of family mindfulness, plus film shorts, face-painting, arts and crafts and two creative workshops: UROCK family theatre and performance poetry with Charley Genever.
On Saturday Peterborough Presents, The Book Bus and CSK Church will all be providing activity on Silver Hill. And there will be a special one-off performance from singer/songwriter Georgia Evans.
Korp, The Undercroft’s resident artist, has carefully curated no less than 25 graphic artists who will be onsite over the weekend, creating a live art installation which will be on display alongside Cut Spray and Pray, which is a single stencil art exhibition.
Picnics are actively encouraged and on Sunday there will be a Big Picnic with close up magic from Ricky Locke. And folk band, Frumenty, will be the festival house band, playing live on 27th and 28th July.
As part of the project Eastern Angles are working with the local community to explore the question ‘what does Hampton mean to me?’. If you are a group/school/care home who would like to be involved please contact
Many events are free but some require a ticket – see easternangles.co.uk for more details.
The Undercroft Weekender
The Undercroft, Serpentine Green, PE7 8BE
About Eastern Angles
Eastern Angles is the regional touring theatre company for East Anglia. It has a national reputation for producing high-quality, new writing with a regional flavour. Based at the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich, the company has been touring professional theatre productions into the towns and villages of East Anglia since 1982. The Undercroft is their pop-up theatre venue at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre in Peterborough. Eastern Angles have also staged productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at London’s Bush Theatre.