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Signal Fires: leading theatre companies come together in a blaze of glory

Signal Fire (n): a fire or light set up in a prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration.

In October and November 2020, fires will light up across the UK with storytellers and audiences sharing in one of the original forms of theatre. The fires will signal the vibrancy of touring theatre, and the threat our industry continues to face.

From spectacular bonfires to digital blazes, under the banner of Signal Fires, the nation’s leading touring theatre companies will present a series of theatrical events at locations across the UK in celebration of our fundamental need to tell stories.

Representing the East of England will be acclaimed Ipswich based touring theatre company Eastern Angles.

The participating theatre companies will work with hundreds of UK freelancers. Each fire will span different disciplines reflecting the breadth and diversity of the touring circuit.

All fires will be presented outdoors in front of socially distanced live audiences, or digitally for those who are shielding or currently unable to travel.

Eastern Angles are planning to curate two events towards the end of October. Watch this space for further announcements, including how to book your space.

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