Where We Dwelt

Our second project, Where We Dwelt, will tell the story of Norwich’s Jewish community in the late 1200s, set at Passover on the eve of their expulsion in 1290. Through integration, assimilation & destruction, Norwich has an under-explored Jewish Medieval story. 

We are working with writer/ director Jane Prinsley, the local Jewish community, the National Centre for Writing and Norwich Castle Museum to develop the show over 2021/22. We have completed the first stage of R&D which culminated in work-in-progress sharings at the Earlham Rd Synagogue and Dragon Hall.

‘It’s the collaboration of so many organisations and individuals, Jewish and non-Jewish, to tell the story of two centuries when there was Jewish life in Norwich through theatre, that especially impresses and excites me. Your multi-talented team and all the experience they bring to Where We Dwelt, and the inspiration of poet Meir of Norwich – every element is in place for an event as beautiful and evocative as its title.’ Judi Herman, Arts Editor, Jewish Renaissance.

The Eastern Daily Press featured the project in May 2022. The full article can be read here:

New play to set the record straight on Norwich’s Jewish history


Performers: Deli Segal & Lauren Silver

Director/ Producer: Chloe France

Writer/ Director: Jane Prinsley

Dramaturg: Tash Hyman

Composer/ Musical Director: Joseph Finlay

Sound Design: Kieran Lucas & Enrico Aurigemma

Artist Wellbeing Practitioner: Lou Platt