The Grenfell Project


London theatre news: Wednesday 6 March 2019


London Fringe - Verbatim theatre

A devised, verbatim theatre piece investigating issues surrounding the Grenfell fire of June 2017 will be at Islington's Hope Theatre from 12 to 30 March 2019.
The Grenfell Project at the Hope Theatre

Image courtesy of the Hope Theatre


The Grenfell Project is a devised verbatim theatre piece investigating issues surrounding the fire of June 2017 which will be at The Hope Theatre from 12 to 30 March 2019.


It's a collective demonstration of the issues shown at Grenfell through powerful spoken word, physical theatre and interview re-enactments.


Show listing information


Synopsis


A verbatim theatre piece about the fire at Grenfell Tower.


Kensington and Chelsea, one of the most affluent areas in the world, home to designer brands, famous flower shows and intense public carnivals fill the streets.


But it's also home to the biggest wealth divide in Britain.


Pockets of poverty clutter the expensive view from townhouses and cause the council too much trouble to care.


Does a tragedy have to cut through the wealth to see the humanity?


The Grenfell Project sensitively explores how it takes a loss of 72 lives and many more missing for people in London neighbourhoods to be heard.


Through beautiful physical expression, powerful spoken word and fearless verbatim theatre, audiences will experience more than a year on, the raw emotions surrounding the community of Grenfell.


Based on interviews from victims, firefighters, council workers and MPs, we shift through all the fake news and illegitimate claims to present you with the facts of how the residents of Grenfell were outrageously failed.


500 buildings are still covered in the main culprit.


Cladding. As flammable as cardboard, and as cheap.


Help us spread the cause and learn the facts. Support us in raising funds for charities such as Justice For Grenfell and Support 4 Grenfell by taking part in our collection at the end of our shows and telling your friends and family about these charities.


Cast


Esther Asabi

Daniel Brindley

Jamahyl Chan-Ellis

Eleanor Crouch

Gabrielle Ellison

Victoria Izzard

Amy Sherlock


Creatives


Author: Devised by the company
Director: Eleanor Crouch
Lighting: Timothy Hillman
Movement: Jam Chan-Ellis

Venue


Hope Theatre
207 Upper Street
Islington
London
N1 1RL


Dates


From: Tuesday 12 March 2019

Closed: Saturday 30 March 2019

Tickets


Standard: £15

Concessions: £12


Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for The Grenfell Project

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