In September 2022, Theatre Royal Plymouth will stage This Land, our first ever international community production.
The epic theatrical event was due to take place to mark the 400-year anniversary of the Mayflower’s journey and its impact upon arrival in America. Although two years later than planned, the production will still tell that story in its truest form.
This Land tells the story of the Wampanoag Community for the first time. Interwoven with the Mayflower’s journey from Holland to Massachusetts, via Plymouth, and why the Pilgrims fled Europe for America, the Wampanoag Tribe go about their daily lives unaware of the Mayflower’s arrival and the enduring impact it would have on their way of life.
Created and performed by 100+ community cast – made up of citizens from Plymouth and members of the Wampanoag Tribe from Massachusetts, This Land is the story of what happened then and what it means to us now.
Witness the making of history with this unique and vital piece of theatre, which brings together communities from both sides of the Atlantic.
With text by Nick Stimson and songs written and performed by Seth Lakeman.
- Non-socially distanced seating
Alan Lane – Director
Nick Stimson – Writer
Seth Lakeman – Composer & Performer (A Pilgrim’s Tale)
Alix Harris – Assistant Director
David Farley – Designer
Quason Matthews – Digital Content Producer
Sarah Sayeed – Musical Director
Natasha Harrison – Movement Director