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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6QN

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A Pentabus and Paines Plough Co-production

About this Event

Wrap up warm for an evening of rural stories by firelight, against the atmospheric back-drop of the Shropshire Hills.

For two nights only Pentabus and Paines Plough present Signal Fires at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. An evening of live play readings from the writers commissioned for Come to Where I Am: Rural.

The plays are written by Callum Beardmore, Natasha Marshall, Olivia Preye and Kat Woods. Live music will be performed each evening by Bertie Playle and Olivia Preye.

Stories spanning across the UK from Devon to Fermanagh, all inspired by place and identity, you’ll encounter crop circles, teenage folly, slow punctures, grief and the healing power of nature, all brought to life by the writers themselves. Accompanied by live music, in the safe and beautiful surroundings of Acton Scott, come and re-ignite your love of performance.

This is part of the Signal Fires project which is a collective touring initiative that will see new work staged UK-wide throughout October and November. This project has been conceived to highlight the current crisis faced by the theatre industry and the freelancers that work within it. Over 40 of the UK’s top touring theatre companies are taking part at a time when traditional touring isn’t possible.

Tickets are limited and must be bought online in advance.

The line-up is subject to change.

www.pentabus.co.uk | www.painesplough.com

Keeping you Safe

We have fully risk assessed the event, and in the current situation we have put the following measures in place to help keep us all safe:

On arrival at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm you will park in the car park - open from 5.30pm.

Signal Fires takes place outdoors, in the field next to the car park. The entrance will be clearly marked and we will have our friendly team on hand to help and guide you to your pre-allocated viewing area.

Social distancing: Please make sure you keep at least 2m away from any audience members or staff who are not in your household or official support bubble. Please ensure you are not in groups of more than 6. It is important we maintain this distancing throughout the event and time at Acton Scott.

Audience Capacity: We have limited the audience capacity of the event in order to ensure social distancing is possible at all times (2m minimum).

Tickets: must be booked online in advance. If coming with others from your household or official support bubble, you must book these tickets together. We will not be selling tickets on the gate.

Viewing areas: We have created viewing areas where you are welcome to sit or stand with up to 6 people from your household or official support bubble. Viewing areas will be at least 2 meters from each other to ensure social distancing.

Seating: We ask that you bring your own camping chairs if you wish to have a seat for the show.

Face coverings: although we are outdoors, our team will all be wearing face coverings and if you feel safer wearing yours we encourage you to do so.

Hand sanitiser: we will have hand sanitiser stations at the gates and toilets.

Contact tracing: we will use the contact details provided when you booked so that we can contact you if someone at the event later tests positive for Covid 19.

Please do not attend the event if you are exhibiting any of the following symptoms or you have been in contact with someone who has symptoms:

  • A new continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Useful Info

Signal Fires is the first live event we have been able to plan in over 6 months, so we’re pretty excited about making it happen and making it an enjoyable, safe experience for you – our long lost audience.

This is an outdoor event, taking place at the end of October. We’re hoping for a glorious evening, but there’s a strong chance it will be chilly and possibly a little wet, so we’ve put together a list of things it might be useful to wear or bring with you. This is a BYO (bring your own) kind of event:

  • Warm clothes – hat, gloves, scarf, layers
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sturdy footwear and a thick pair of socks
  • Umbrella
  • A flask of something hot
  • Blanket and cushion
  • Camping chair or other suitable seating (you are also very welcome to stand)
  • A torch – we will light the space, but it will be dark, particularly in the car park area
  • Face coverings – please bring a face covering for if you need to use the toilet

We kindly ask that you do not:

  • Bring dogs (the event takes place on a working farm and there is livestock about)
  • Smoke. If you need to smoke, please do so in the car park area

Other useful info

Arriving: The performance will start at 6pm, but the car park will open from 5.30pm so we ask that you arrive with ample time to ensure we can get everyone ‘seated’ in a safe and socially distanced manner.

Viewing Areas: We will pre-allocate you a viewing area and we request that you do not move from this until the end of the performance when you will be directed to do so. This is to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times.

Toilets: We request that, if needed you make use of the toilets on arrival and before you are ‘seated’. Once you have been ‘seated’ in your viewing area you will need to remain there for the duration of the performance.

Access: The event takes place outdoors and in a field, but there are no steps and an accessible toilet is available. We have a number of mobile captioning units available for those who need, these can be booked online with your tickets. Or you can email info@pentabus.co.uk for more details.

Performance / Programme:

  • Recommended for ages 14+
  • The performance will be approximately 60 minutes in length and include 3-4 of the monologues created for Come to Where I Am: Rural.
  • The programme is subject to change depending on lockdown restrictions as some of our artists may be based in areas with travel restrictions in place, which mean it is not possible for them to travel, or that they no longer feel safe to do so.

Cancelling/ Postponing: If government guidelines change, or restrictions mean it is no longer possible for the event to go ahead, we will aim to postpone rather than cancel the event. If you have booked tickets we will contact you with updates. We will also post details on our website.

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6QN

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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