Friday 16th & Saturday 17th September
The Victorian Court Room
Doors open 7.30PM Show Starts 8.00PM
No Admittance after 8PM
'We want social housing, not social cleansing'.
Facing skyrocketing rent and forced relocation out of London, 29 single mothers united to confront Newham Council's gentrification of their hometown.
From the streets of Newham to the Houses of Parliment, this bold and pertinent piece of documentary theatre is adapted from the real-life testimonies of the most under-represented and prominent voices on the political spectrum - providing a truthful retelling of the Focus E15 campaign, Britain's housing crisis and how one group of women refused to be marginalised. This is the beginning of the end of the housing crisis.
Making theatre by communities, for communities and with communities, LUNG is a national touring theatre company, developing innovative and politically driven work that broadens horizon and investigates modern britain.
Founded in Barnsley in 2016, LUNG frequently performs and develops new work with the Lowry, Battersea Arts Centre and The Civic in Barnsley. We are dedicated to producing new verbatim theatre as well as collaborating with new writers. Back home up north, LUNG also pursues an extensive education programme which specialises in bringing theatre into new communities accross South Yorkshire.
Matt Woodhead - Artistic Director
Sarah Georgeson - Producer
Christabel Holmes - Assistant Producer
Helen Monks - Associate Artist
Will Monks - Resident Lighting Designer
Joseph Priestley - Resident Publicist & Designer
Press Quotes & Reviews
"Political theatre at its best" ★★★★★ - Ed Fest
"Dynamic, bold and ferocious" ★★★★★ - The List
"Striking and Passionate" ★★★★★ - Fringe review
"Explosive from start to finish... E15 is edifying and entertaining, humbling and provocative.' ★★★★★ - Beth Ryan
"A moving verbatim piece by a talented young company which tells an important story with aplomb" ★★★ - The Stage