During the summer of 2009, NIE began holding storytelling workshops in schools in and around Peterborough, gathering over 1000 stories in the year leading up to the opening of the show. These stories were then whittled down, rehearsed and interwoven to make
Tales from the Middle of Town. In October 2010, NIE joined with Eastern Angles to take over a large disused shop unit in the town centre, where we performed the show for 2 weeks, playing to over 1000 people. The completed show premiered on Wednesday 6 October 2011 at The Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough.
This project is part of NIE's long-term partnership with the city of Peterborough. Click here to find out more about this project. In 2009 we used this model of working for a show, Das Schiff and in 2012 it formed the basis for our co-production with The Unicorn Theatre in London, Tales from the River Thames.
Director: Alex Byrne Production Manager: Elke Laleman Scenography: Marie Rozendahl Chemnitz Musical Director: Carly Davis Workshop Leader: Hannah Whelan Cast: Kieran Edwards, Elisabet Topp, Lenka Rozenhalov, Jiří N. Jelínek, Unai Lopez de Armentia, Carly Davis, Lianne Harvey.
With support from Eastern Angles: Ivan Cutting, Jill Streatfield, Karen Goddard, Steve Cooney, Hazel Hicks. Production support: Alex Airey and Stuart Payn, Simon Allen, Simon Howchin, Emma-Louise Lavinia Crossan, Anne Hoff, Joseph Hostead, Natalie Ellis. Volunteer support: Lianne Harvey, Natalie Ellis, Tom Fox.
An NIE and Eastern Angles co-production, supported by Arts Council England, Peterborough City Council, Vivacity and The Migrant Impact Fund.