In early 2019, a small group of people were given the opportunity to use the resources and collections of Suffolk Archives – the three record offices based around Suffolk to research their family and local history.

The discoveries they made about their relatives’ lives led to Lowestoft’s workhouse; the town’s long-lost Beach Village and, further afield, to Dunwich and even Canada!

‘Ancestors’ is the result of this research – a show which brings to life the fascinating and tragic lives of the relatives they discovered.

This unique piece of theatre uses professional actors to represent these real Lowestoft characters from the past century, paired with amateur musicians (including members of the research group) and embellished by singers from the Voice cLoud’s other community music projects.

The show will be performed at a range of community venues in and around Lowestoft during January 2020 with an official launch at The Seagull Theatre in Pakefield.