POLYPHONIC II - A home the size of our planet

Saturday 20th July 2019 at 7.15pm

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX

Following the successful first showing of Polyphonic II earlier this year, Acting Now and Polygon Arts, in association with the MEITS Research project, will be performing the play again at The Cambridge Hotbed Festival.

This original theatre performance regarding the many ways we think of home, was devised by individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and is a collection of stories that look at stepping outside our comfort zone, searching and exploring, fitting in and falling out. An emotional journey concerning how we relate to the concept of home and where we feel we belong or want to be. If home is not the place where we were born or grew up, what is it?

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Tickets: £8 / £7 concession

Suitable for age 8+

Polyphonic II is the second community theatre production commissioned by the MEITS Research project with the aim to bring stories of everyday multilingual lives to a wider audience. This play is the result of a 6-month project working with individuals drawn from a dozen linguistic backgrounds to explore how speaking more than one language and living in a foreign country affects their lives.

Our first play, Polyphonic, was performed in October 2018 as part of the Festival of Ideas (Cambridge). Please visit this  link to see a trailer.

About the project partners

The Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals Transforming Societies (MEITS) research project is a major interdisciplinary research project funded under the AHRC Open World Research Initiative. Through six interlocking research strands we investigate how the insights gained from stepping outside a single language, culture and mode of thought are vital to individuals and societies. For more information visit www.meits.org

Acting Now and Polygon Arts are both Cambridge-based theatre companies who work with a wide variety of community groups and organisations. We put social, political and civic causes at the forefront of our work and devise creative drama projects that breathe life into the important social challenges facing participants and audiences alike. Please visit www.actingnow.co.uk and www.polygonarts.org.uk for more information.

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