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Playing until 31 Dec 2021
Image courtesy Actors Touring Company and Northern Stage
Six writers have been commissioned to write a letter of hope that will then be performed to camera by actors from across the UK and available for you to stream for free from 22 February, as small gifts from us to you.
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In November, Actors Touring Company (ATC) launched their Signal Fires project.
They commissioned three playwrights from around the globe to write a letter to tomorrow, a letter of hope, for audiences to perform in their own home.
Written in a time of uncertainty they offered the chance to create a unique moment of optimistic home theatre.
As we move into 2021, the uncertainty we all thought would become more certain, hasn't and there's still a deep need for hope so the project lives on as Northern Stage & Actors Touring Company bring you Dear Tomorrow - Hope from Home…
Northern Stage have partnered up with ATC to turn Dear Tomorrow into a digital project, as part of our Artistic Director's Natalie Ibu's inaugural season.
Ameera Conrad's letter will be performed by Ameet Chana (BBC/Eastenders), Eve Leigh's letter will be performed by Ann Akin (BBC/I May Destroy You), Satinder Chohan's letter will be performed by Melissa Johns (BBC/LIFE), Nemo Martin's letter will be performed by Kenya Sterling (Ovalhouse/I Am), Hannah Khalil's letter will be performed by Diaana Babnicova (Netflix/Jingle Jangle) and Chiméne Suleyman's letter will be performed by Vera Chok (Headlong/Almeida/Channel 4/Chimerica).
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Written By Satinder Chohan performed by Melissa Johns
Written by Ameera Conrad performed by Ameet Chana
Written by Hannah Khalil performed by Diaana Babincova
Wriiten by Eve Leigh performed by Ann Akin
Written by Nemo Martin performed by Kenya Sterling
Written by Chiméne Suleyman performed by Vera Chok
Author: Satinder Chohan, Ameera Conrad, Hannah Khalil, Eve Leigh, Nemo Martin, Chiméne Suleyman - Concieved and Developed by Natalie Ibu and Matthew Xia
Production: Actors Touring Company (ATC) and Northern Stage