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Performed in Kensal House estate.
The Burning Tower, a new play by Helena Thompson, is an interactive response to the Grenfell fire.
Inspired by interviews with local West London estate residents, it will be performed in council estate community spaces nationwide before a site specific performance at Kensal House estate.
The company of The Burning Tower consists of three actors and five artists.
Touring to council estates in Birmingham, Tyneside and Nottingham 31 Aug - 8 Sep in association with marketing partners Birmingham Rep's The Box, Northern Stage and Theatre Royal Nottingham respectively, prior to performances at Kensal House Community Rooms, Kensal House Estate, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5BQ from 11 Sep - 6 Oct 2018.
"And I tell you what, most of us 'heroes' - we're still trapped."
Sarah and Em are best friends who grew up together in West London.
Since 2017, they've worked hard researching their estates' past as Living History youth ambassadors.
Together they've prepared a presentation on the local heritage of social housing.
But Grenfell's shadow threatens the show as the performance space falls into darkness, fuses blow and Sarah starts to panic.
Will a mysterious, old latecomer who keeps trying to take over prove a help or a hindrance?
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London W12 8LJ
Performance days & times
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday - 1-30pm
Wednesday - 4-30pm
Author: Helena Thompson
Production: S.P.I.D. Theatre in association with Bush Theatre