No Direction Home: Where We Began

Dates and Times

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Oct at 7:15pm / 7pm on Sunday

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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Featured in No Direction Home: a festival exploring displacement, migration and refuge  Browse the full line-up here

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Presented by SBC Theatre

When every citizen is ordered to return to their place of birth, Where We Began examines where we could end up.

The UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, Stand and Be Counted present a wild and vivid vision of the future, combining storytelling, movement and live music. Five performers from across the globe challenge existing notions of ‘home’ in this multilingual celebration of personal identity.

“It is getting mine, and other people’s, stories heard … If people come together and talk we can overcome this massive injustice” – Read an interview with Tafadzwa Muchenje at The Reviews Hub.

Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre, Cast and Theatre in the Mill. Supported by Arts Council England and winner of the Bridging the Gap scheme, led by ARC Stockton.


“A timely and compelling look at the hostile immigration environment.” – ★★★★ The Stage

“Shines a spotlight on a difficult subject without forgetting to be compelling, entertaining and humane.” – British Theatre Guide

Previous acclaim for SBC Theatre

“Politically, this piece is doing something remarkable.” – British Theatre Guide 
“Should be mandatory viewing” –  Reviews Hub 

“Incredibly powerful and emotional” –  The Scotsman 
“Unforgettable theatre… knocks you off your feet.” – Broadway Baby 

About the company

Stand and Be Counted Theatre is a collaboration between Rosie MacPherson, John Tomlinson and Hannah Butterfield. We are the UK’s first ‘Theatre Company of Sanctuary’ and are committed to making work with, about and for those seeking sanctuary in the UK and internationally. We are Associate Artists at Cast, Doncaster. | Twitter |  Facebook | #WhereWeBegan

Image credit (c) SBC Theatre

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