E15 by Lung. Award-winning political theatre
Written by Matt Woodhead and Helen Monks
(also showing at Vivacity's Key Theatre on Sun 6 Nov)
‘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 Parliament, 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.
E15 was commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Developed with The Lowry and The Civic in Barnsley
“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, Broadway Baby
– **** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Read the full review of E15 here