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Where We Began Q&A video: What if everyone was forced to return to their country of birth?

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Should country of birth define your identity or determine where you end up? Set in the near-future, Stand and Be Counted Theatre’s highly political new play Where We Began imagines a world where a new universal law mandates that everyone must return to where they were born and stay there.

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‘Events feel like an organic development of what’s happening globally’: WHERE WE BEGAN – Touring ★★★★

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Written as a response to their previous play Tanja, which explored life in immigration detention centres such as Yarl’s Wood, Stand and Be Counted Theatre’s latest show Where We Began looks at a cross-section of people who have – or will – fall foul of the government’s current immigration policies.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Where We Began at HighTide Festival, Walthamstow

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Sunday 23 September 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a discussion with Stand and Be Counted Theatre, the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, as they bring their highly political, and deeply personal, new play Where We Began to HighTide’s Walthamstow Festival as part of a national tour. Got any questions?

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NEWS: HighTide expands to three festivals as artistic director Steven Atkinson reveals he will step down in 2019

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The full line-up for the 2018 HighTide Festivals in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow has been announced, alongside the news that artistic director Steven Atkinson will stand down in 2019 after 12 years of successful leadership.

Photos & podcast: With playwright Elinor Cook & the Pilgrims company

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Critic Matt Trueman described Elinor Cook‘s Pilgrims, about a pair of young mountain climbers, as the “peak of playwriting”. I got to talk mountain climbing, metaphors and much more with this whipsmart George Devine Award-winning playwright at last night’s Q&A after the performance of Pilgrims at London’s Yard Theatre.