Coombe Farm Studios are getting ready to host the Producer Farm at the end of June.

Now in its second edition, The Producer Farm is a joint initiative from Dance Umbrella with partners Bristol Old Vic FERMENT, In Between Time, Fuel and Coombe Farm Studios. Responding to a need for support and on-going training for arts producers, the residency provides time and space in an invigorating environment for contemporary performance producers to refresh their current practice, and consider their future potential.

Participants in last year’s programme now hold senior roles at National Theatre of Scotland, Manchester International Festival, and New Theatre Institute of Latvia.

This summer the participants are Virginie Dupray (Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo), LJ Findlay-Walsh (Glasgow) Lisa Maguire (Cardiff) Bonnie Mitchell (Totnes) Rachel Nelken (London) Jisun Park (Seoul, South Korea) David Sheppeard (Brighton) Marine Thévenet (Paris, France). They will be joined at Coombe by a range of guest speakers including Craig Hassall, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, Talia Rodgers, Publishing Director at Digital Theatre, Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre and Poet, Playwright, Performer Graphic Artist & Designer Inua Ellams as well as leaders from participating organisations.

As part of the residency Inua Ellams will perform his critically acclaimed show ‘An Evening with An Immigrant’ on Tuesday 27th June

We are opening up the performance at Coombe for a very limited number of guests, the details are below and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.


WHAT:  An evening with An Immigrant by Inua Ellams

WHEN: Tuesday 27th June. 7.15pm [NO late admittance]

RUNNING: Running time is 90 minutes with a 15 minute interval followed by 20 minute post show conversation between Kate McGrath, Director Fuel and Inua.

WHERE: Coombe Farm Studios, Dittisham, Nr Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0JA

TICKETS: FREE – RSVP to this email


For more information on the show follow the link above, for more information on the Producer Farm and this year’s participants click here