Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and developed with The Civic, LUNG brings E15 to Battersea Arts Centre as part of a UK tour.
Maverick documentary theatre makers LUNG head out on tour this spring with E15 – a show amplifying voices from the Focus E15 Campaign, examining Britain’s housing crisis and celebrating the refusal of 29 single mothers to be marginalised.
Facing skyrocketing rent and forced relocation out of their east London homes, the Focus E15 campaign was launched in 2013 to unite and galvanise communities in Newham to confront their local council about the rampant gentrification of their neighbourhoods.
Based on material collected from over 80 interviews, conducted with activists, Whitehall officials, leading ministers, civil servants and those left most vulnerable in today’s unbalanced society, E15 is co-written by Matt Woodhead (winner of the Director’s Guild Best Newcomer Award) and Helen Monks (star of Channel 4’s Raised by Wolves).
LUNG have previously brought to life recent historical events including the long-awaited publishing of the Chilcot report on Britain’s role in the Iraq War (Chilcot, created with Guardian journalist and playwright Richard Norton Taylor) and the 1985 Bradford City football stadium disaster (The 56). E15 further demonstrates LUNG’s commitment to crafting political documentary theatre with real people at its heart.
E15 plays Battersea Arts Centre until 1 April as part of a UK tour. For more information, other tour locations and to book tickets, visit the website.