This was a wakeup call to the whole country. Working class people’s voices were ignored, their concerns dismissed by those in power.”
On the night of 14 June 2017, a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, killing at least 72 people and injuring many more. An entire community was destroyed. This brand new piece of verbatim theatre gives that community part of their voices back.
24 Storeys is part verbatim and part docudrama developed and shaped in a collaborative production between all practitioners in the department to mark the one year anniversary of this horror. Verbatim theatre is a form of documentary performance which is based on the spoken words of real people, it make use of real people's words and here takes this testimony from recorded interviews. This real life testimony was gathered from interviews, television broadcasts and printed articles and was gathered and shaped by our second year performing arts practitioners before being handed to our first year drama practitioners who have now staged the text.
24 Storey’s will be performed outside as part of the College’s ARTS FESTIVAL (03-07-18) and in STUDIO 816 as part of the College’s OPEN DAY (04-07-18)