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Northern Stage & Actors Touring Company Present


In November, Actors Touring Company (ATC) launched their Signal Fires project. They commissioned three playwrights from around the globe to write a letter to tomorrow, a letter of hope, for audiences to perform in their own home. 

Written in a time of uncertainty they offered the chance to create a unique moment of optimistic home theatre. As we move into 2021, the uncertainty we all thought would become more certain, hasn’t and there’s still a deep need for hope so the project lives on as we bring you Dear Tomorrow – Hope from Home

We have partnered up with ATC to turn Dear Tomorrow into a digital project, as part of our Artistic Director's Natalie Ibu’s inaugural season.

Six writers have been commissioned to write a letter of hope that will then be performed to camera by actors from across the UK and available for you to stream for free from 22 February, as small gifts from us to you.

Ameera Conrad's letter will be performed by Ameet Chana (BBC/Eastenders), Eve Leigh's letter will be performed by Ann Akin (BBC/I May Destroy You), Satinder Chohan's letter will be performed by Melissa Johns (BBC/LIFE), Nemo Martin's letter will be performed by Kenya Sterling (Ovalhouse/I Am), Hannah Khalil's letter will be performed by Diaana Babnicova (Netflix/Jingle Jangle) and Chiméne Suleyman's letter will be performed by Vera Chok (Headlong/Almeida/Channel 4/Chimerica).

Watch Here

A new Dear Tomorrow - Hope From Home video went live every day from Mon 22 - Sat 27 Feb.

A letter by Hannah Khalil sent to Diaana Babnicova... for you

A letter by Satinder Chohan and sent to Melissa Johns... for you

Content information: contains references to bush fires, impact of Covid-19 on mental health, loss and loneliness. References to George Floyd and protests.

A letter by Nemo Martin and sent to Kenya Sterling (Ovalhouse's I Am).

Content information: contains strong language, recounting of experiences as a patient in a hospital ward, references to transgender discrimination, gender identity, medical prodceures and unwanted sexual advances.

Content information: contains strong language and recounting experiences of raising a baby and breastfeeding.

A letter by Chiméne Suleyman and sent to Vera Chok (Headlong. Almeida & Channel 4's Chimerica).

Content information: contains strong language.

A letter by Ameera Conrad and sent to Ameet Chana  (BBC's Eastenders).

Content information: contains strong language, religious references, and recounting of experiences of forced displacement and racism.

Sat 27 Feb 2021: A letter by written by Eve Leigh and sent to Ann Akin (BBC's I May Destroy You).

Content information: contains strong language and recounting experiences of raising a baby and breastfeeding.

Please consider supporting the future work of Northern Stage and our partner on ‘Dear Tomorrow: Hope from Home’, ATC