Eastern Angles Theatre Company combines heritage with theatre to make regional stories and hidden histories come to life on stage.
We provide professional rural touring and site-specific theatre with a focus on new writing, new audiences and the development of new talent. Our stories and themes are derived from our sense of place, specifically East Anglia and the East of England. Since forming in 1982, Eastern Angles have blazed a trail across East Anglia over 30 plus years and expanded to national tours and Edinburgh Festival residencies.
Based in Ipswich at the Sir John Mills Theatre, the company has a second base in Peterborough at Chauffeur’s Cottage. Eastern Angles has performed across Peterborough including outside the city’s Cathedral, the Key Theatre and Nene Park.
Eastern Angles current annual programme includes:
- Spring Tour - a community tour to village halls and small scale venues in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk throughout March to June
- Engine Room – a Peterborough festival focused on new writing and developing local talent during the Autumn based at The Undercroft
- The alternative to the Christmas panto – Eastern Angles unique Christmas comedy touring to Ipswich, Woodbridge and Peterborough over December and January
Eastern Angles also commission new plays, provide workshops for schools with professional actors and directors and create community performances.
Special Offers and Events
THE LADYKILLERS OF HUMBER DOUCY LANE by Harry Long
6th December 2017 - 20th January 2018
"Pops with wit and invention"
"A great alternative to the seasonal panto"
IPSWICH TOWN & WATERFRONT
"First-rate characterisation and some wonderfully absurd storytelling"
EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES
Playing at the Sir John Mills Theatre from 6th Dec - 6th Jan and Seckford Theatre from 9th Dec - 20th Jan.
GUESTHOUSE by Nicola Werenowska
14th March - 26th May 2018, touring across the East
A grandmother, mother and a daughter have to set aside differences as they decide the fate of their family-run Guesthouse. Battling family demons and the crashing waves of a troubled past, tensions are high in Clacton-on-Sea.
Exploring the lives of three generations of women, Guesthouse asks what's it like when the town you were proud to grow up in becomes impoverished? What does it take to keep going? And what does it take to face the truth?
Written by Essex playwright Nicola Werenowska and directed by Tony Casement this new show will tour across the East of England.
For Teenagers to the elderly!
Opening times vary so please check our website