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How to get involved

As part of the Mayflower 400 Commemorations we are looking for 120 citizens from Plymouth, UK to join 30 members of the Wampanoag Tribe from Massachusetts, US in the creation of This Land, the first ever international community production to be produced by the Theatre Royal Plymouth and performed on The Lyric stage.

There will be opportunities to work across all aspects of the production, from performing on the stage to being part of backstage crew. No experience is necessary, just an enthusiasm and commitment to embark on this epic journey with us as we make history with this new and innovative piece of theatre.

Rehearsals will take place across evenings and weekends from April–June 2020. All cast members will need to be available for full day rehearsals from 8th–16th June, with performances taking place between 16th–20th June.

Interested? Why not come along to our next Meet the Director Workshop. Details of which are below.

If you are 18+ and would like to know more please email sara.baldwin@theatreroyal.com or call 01752 230378.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Meet the Director

If you are interested in being involved in this unique and exciting project why not come along to our Meet the Director workshop. This workshops will provide you with an insight into the process we will take to make This Land and how you can get involved. The workshop will be a practical discussion, hosted by the Director of This Land, Alan Lane. There will also be a chance to meet a number of the other creatives working on this project.

Workshop Dates:

  • Tuesday 17th December 2019; 6:00pm–7:30pm at The Lab at Theatre Royal Plymouth

To book your place please send us an email with your name and selected date.

Get Involved Sessions

We will be holding informal Get Involved Sessions for anyone who would like to be involved in the production.

Workshop Dates:

  • Friday 13th March 2020
  • Saturday 14th March 2020

Information about signing up for these sessions will be released in January 2020.

Rehearsals will take place across evenings and weekends from April 2020–June 2020.
All cast members will need to be available for full day rehearsals from 8th June–16th June, with performances taking place from 16th–20th June 2020.

Journeys workshops

Journeys is a project for people over the age of 18 to engage in fun, friendly, theatre & heritage workshops that explore key skills in theatre-making and the themes relating to Mayflower 400. These workshops are free to attend and are open to everyone, no prior experience is needed.

Find out more info

Tue 16–Sat 20 Jun 2020

Performed by citizens of Plymouth UK and members of the Wampanoag tribe from Massachusetts USA, with text by Nick Stimson and songs written and performed by Seth Lakeman.

This Land is the story of what happened then and what it means to us now.

In June 2020, join us for the major new work of international, community theatre as we wrestle with the complex history surrounding the voyage of The Mayflower and the impact of its arrival on the shores of Massachusetts.

Directed by Alan Lane and produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth.

 

Tickets Available Soon!

Mayflower 400

The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage of the Mayflower ship from the UK to the ‘New World’ of America.

The anniversary will commemorate the legacy of the passengers and crew who undertook the epic journey inspired by an unquenchable desire for freedom; and for whom the voyage promised newfound liberty.

The commemorations will recognise the impact of the Mayflower’s journey on Native American communities and address themes of migration, tolerance, freedom and democracy that have such contemporary relevance, as well as the long-standing relationship between the UK and the US and the history of Thanksgiving, ensuring the Mayflower’s legacy lives on.

This international partnership of thirteen communities led by Plymouth, Massachusetts and Plymouth, England, has worked together on the historic 400th anniversary since 2014. All partners have their own vision of the importance of this commemoration to their respective nations and the world.

In the build up to and during 2020, these locations have created an international Mayflower Trail and an accompanying world class cultural programme which will unite communities, inspire creativity, drive economic growth and promote understanding. Over 400 ‘moments’ will take place, ranging from international civic ceremonies to local community events.

 

Visit the Mayflower 400 website


To find out more about This Land and receive regular updates about the project please email sara.baldwin@theatreroyal.com or call 01752 230378.