2019 sees us undertaking research and development of our next production: English Dirt. With the rise of nationalism across the West, English Dirt will interrogate themes of historic nationhood and land-ownership and connect them to the current contemporary struggles around border controls, Fracking legislation and the housing crisis. Within the current toxic political climate, we wish to ask questions about longing, belonging and collective identities. The show will also incorporate music from York duo Flora Greysteel. In March we were part of Third Angel's Mentorship Scheme, and in August received Arts Council funding to develop the script and work with actors to produce a 40 minute scratch piece. This work-in-progress piece will be performed at Middle Floor Wharf Chamber, Leeds LS2 7EQ 14th September. Doors 5pm with a musical support act 5.30 and the performance 6-6.45pm. This is a Pay What You Decide event and 50% the proceeds will go to the Land Justice Network and 50% of the proceeds will go to launching English Dirt's Kick-starter. You can watch a trailer for this scratch below.