Dear Tomorrow - Hope from Home

Conceived and Developed by Natalie Ibu + Matthew Xia

Last Autumn, we launched our Signal Fires Project, Dear Tomorrow, where we commissioned three writers to create a letter of hope, and invited audiences to perform them in their own homes.

As we move into 2021, there’s still a deep need for hope so the project lives on as we bring you Dear Tomorrow – Hope from Home

ATC is partnering up with Northern Stage to turn Dear Tomorrow into a digital project, that will form part of Artistic Director Natalie Ibu's inaugural season.

The project comprises six letters of hope and optimism in these uncertain times, commissioned from six writers and performed digitally by six actors from 22 February, with one letter a day being released through until 27 February.

Letters by Satinder Chohan, Ameera Conrad, Hannah Khalil, Eve Leigh, Nemo Martin, and Chiméne Suleyman will be performed by Ann Akin, Diaana Babnicova, Ameet Chana, Vera Chok, Melissa Johns and Kenya Sterling. The project is conceived and developed by Natalie Ibu + Matthew Xia.

More infomation about the writers can be found on our press release here.

Artistic Director Matthew Xia said,Dear Tomorrow was ATC’s ‘letter writing’ contribution to last Autumn’s Signal Fires project. We wanted to find a way to deliver uplifting theatrical experiences to people in their homes across the UK. We were blown away by the response to the project, and are now delighted to join forces with Northern Stage to extend and develop the idea. Dear Tomorrow - Hope From Home aims to deliver a variety of comforting, galvanising online experiences, at a time when hope is very much needed.”

Tune in here, from the 22nd February.


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Writers and Actors from top, left to right:
Satinder Chohan, Ameera Conrad, Hannah Khalil.
Eve Leigh, Nemo Martin, Chiméne Suleyman.
Ann Akin, Diaana Babnicova, Ameet Chana.
Vera Chok, Melissa Johns and Kenya Sterling.