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.

Commissioned by Camden People's Theatre, Cast and Theatre in the Mill and supported by Arts Council England.
Where We Began is a winner of the Bridging the Gap scheme led by Arc Stockton and toured nationally in 2018.  




Shireen Farkhoy, Zoe Katsilerou, Fernanda Mandagará, Rosie MacPherson & Tafadzwa Muchenje

Writer: Rosie MacPherson

Director: Hannah Butterfield

Producer: John Tomlinson  

Designer: Hannah Sibai

Lighting Designer & Technical Manager: Charlotte Woods

Sound Designer: R L Wilson  

Trailer: Ed Sunman

Artwork: Freckled.Agency

Photography: Ant Robling and Shaun Conway

Collaborators: Gaël Le Cornec & Teresa Brayshaw

Tour dates and Venues 2018

Cast, Doncaster 13 & 14 September, 7.45pm

York Theatre Royal 15 September, 7.45pm £12.50

ARC, Stockton 18 & 19 September

Live Theatre, Newcastle 20 & 21 September, 8pm £8/6

HighTide, London Mirth, Marvel and Maud 23 September, 5.30pm £16/14

Gala Theatre, Durham 25 & 26 September, 7:30pm £12/10

The Maltings, Berwick 27 & 28 September, 7pm £5

The Peacock, Sunderland 2  October

Square Chapel, Halifax 4 October, 8pm £12/10

Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds 6 October

Unity Theatre, Liverpool 9 October, 7:30pm £10.50/8.50

Sheffield Theatres 11 October, 7.45pm £12.50/£10.50
Theatre in the Mill, Bradford 12 & 13 October
Hull Truck, 25 October, 8pm £12.50/10.50
Camden People's Theatre, London 26-28 October, 7.15pm (7pm Sunday) £12/£10