Pleasant Land

A story of identity, belonging and growing up along the way.    

Three presenters will lead us through a Game of Life, putting our identities under the microscope and making sure those boxes we need to fit into are nice and snug!

Our past shapes us but does it define who we become?

This is a game about identity. These are stories about how we identify ourselves and how people identify us. It’s about the identities we choose, it’s about the identities we’ve been given. The ones we love, the ones we hide, the ones we share, the ones we ink onto our skin, the ones we mine and extract, and the ones we try to cremate and bury.

This exciting new production is brought to you in a co-production between Derby Theatre and  Teatro Elsinor, Milan.   Expect live music, a few magazine quizzes and a big dose of hope.

Pleasant Land  was inspired by the work undertaken with teenagers across the city, in particular Bemrose School.

credits Chris Webb


Short Info

Premiere: 6 July 2023
Age: 14+
Co-production: Derby Theatre | Elsinor

Direction Team

Writer Nathan Powell

Director Sarah Brigham

Assistant Director Andy Mandoiu
Movement Director Aishwarya Deshpande
Designer Annamaria Cattaneo
Lighting David Coull
Theatre Mediator Sarah Hailstones
Movement Teacher Rosamaria Cisneros


with Tara Christian, Martha Godber, Linh Huynh