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Estate Endz

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Upcoming Production: 'Smile!'

Set in a secure unit in an offshore correction facility, on the Island of Coraim Berdu, the Quatro trainees and the Mono trainees come together for their final tests under the watchful eye of The Examiner… Will the island women ever find their way to freedom under their tyrannical leader?

‘Smile!’ is the sequel to The Burning Tower, which dramatized Grenfell’s legacy. Set in an alternate reality, it uses allegory to expose the interconnection between housing, climate, race and gender justice. The production is part of SPID’s Step Up program, offering progression opportunities for committed young artists.

The script was commissioned by the University of Chichester. It premiered in a co production with Chickenshed Theatre at the Natural History to sold out audiences. It was written by SPID’s Artistic Director and is published by Methuen.

Venue (Rehearsals and Performance)
SPID Theatre
Kensal House
Ladbroke Grove
W10 5BQ

Dates
July 29 –Aug 24 (12noon to 5pm)

To audition, sign up through the button below.
If you have any questions, contact  [email protected] / 07903861674

Programme Overview

Estate Endz is part of SPID Theatre’s Living History program, which teaches young people aged 13-25 London wide about social housing’s heritage. It dramatises the memories of social-housing residents, as well as the rich social, cultural and architectural heritage of social housing in the area. We give young people the chance to create, research and perform their own work in collaboration with professional creatives and oral history experts from the British Library.

Every Estate Endz project is different. In the past our young people have shot films, curated exhibitions, performed immersive drama pieces and written radio plays exploring the history around them. Previous partners for these projects have included the National Archives, DTA Radio, The Museum of Brands and the Bush Theatre.

Alongside Estate Endz, SPID’s Living History programme also includes Step Up, which provides professional opportunities to champion housing justice by using art for advocacy. Current or former participants in SPID’s other programmes are often given the opportunity to take part in Step Up, which can involve paid opportunities.

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