Parkway Dreams: Exploring life in a ‘New Town’

Polly Nayler and Matt Ray-Brown in Parkway Dreams.
Polly Nayler and Matt Ray-Brown in Parkway Dreams.
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After a runaway success in Peterborough back in 2013, Parkway Dreams is touring again this Autumn across the East of England to New Towns, including the Key Theatre, Peterborough on October 6 and 7.

Parkway Dreams is a unique documentary musical play directed by Eastern Angles founder, Ivan Cutting exploring life in a ‘New Town’.

Using the authentic voices of those who worked in Peterborough during the 1970s and 1980s, playwright Kenneth Emson has recreated the backroom story of the small historic Fenland city that transformed itself, all told through the eyes of Mary, Jack and Peter a typical London ‘overspill family’.

The show was sparked by Eastern Angles’ Heritage Lottery Funded archive project Forty Years On. Volunteers spent over 6,000 hours conducting interviews with Peterborough Development Corporation employees, cataloging archive material and sifting through council documents in order to gain an accurate picture of how the city of Peterborough has changed since 1968.

Eastern Angles has developed and produced a variety of work in Peterborough. Most recently in July, the company collaborated with community actors to perform Mary & the Midwives on the steps of Peterborough Cathedral and Guildhall.

Performances at the Key Theatre will take place on both October 6 at 7.30pm and October 7 at 11am and 7.30pm.

Tickets will cost £13 each (£12 concessions), fees apply. To book now please visit the Vivacity website at