The Borough


As if you’ve been plunged into a parallel universe

The Guardian

An outdoor theatrical journey through Peter Grimes’ Aldeburgh.

The lines between space, performer and spectator blurred in this unforgettable experience, set somewhere between George Crabbe’s poem The Borough and Britten’s masterpiece, Peter Grimes.

The show took audience members on individual theatrical journeys around Grimes’ town, following in his footsteps and listening to Britten’s magnificent score.

Borough featured the Peter Grimes recording from 1958 used with kind permission of Decca Music Group.


Felix Barrett & Katy Balfour

Creative Producer

Colin Nightingale


Jack Thorne


George Ellison

Sound Design & Composition

Stephen Dobbie

Costume Design

Kate Rigby