Pleasance Theatre, Market Estate


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We want social housing, not social cleansing

On the 19th October 2013, 29 single mums at Stratford’s Focus E15 hostel received eviction notices. Faced with the choice between skyrocketing rent or being forcibly relocated from their children, the mothers united to take action. So began a campaign that placed these young women on the frontline and forced housing back onto the national agenda. From the Houses of Parliament to the streets of Newham, this piece of documentary theatre is adapted solely from the real-life testimonies of the most prominent and marginalised voices of the political spectrum – providing a truthful retelling of the most prominent yet sidelined issue in the UK. Winner of: - Directors Guild Award 2015 - Spotlight Award for Most Promising Actress 2015 - Judges Award for Best Ensemble 2015 (National Student Drama Festival) Not suitable for under 12s.

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