After our sell out reading last year, we are taking LEGACY to full production at Rich Mix, East London’s independent arts centre between 28th-30th September 2018.
Tickets can be booked via their website: https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/theatre/legacy
Legacy is a celebration of community, an analysis of class and part of an artistic and social groundswell to end the so-called housing crisis. This is a naturalistic play, with a fantastical counter reality, examining the impact of the Olympic legacy and corporate investment on estate residents and their health. Over 50,000 families have been shipped out of London in the past 3 years – a result of welfare cuts and soaring private rents. Official figures show that councils are currently moving homeless mothers and children out of their boroughs at a rate of close to 500 families each week. That number is increasing. The main inspiration is Mary Finch who, since 2010, has lived in uncertainty when plans to demolish part or all of the Estate, her home for the past 40 years, were proposed. Since then, she has witnessed the gradual decanting of her neighbours and has been vociferous in the campaign to repopulate the estate.
The play is very timely as the Estate was marked for demolition this year.
‘Saw this on Friday. Strong, well acted take on what the housing crisis is doing to us. A theatre venue should put this on.’ – Aditya Chakrabortty – Guardian journalist
‘The reading was excellent and very emotional. Can’t wait to see it in a full theatre production.’ – Lou Lou – Newham resident and Focus E15 campaigner
‘Excellent. What is happening on the Carpenters Estate since 2008 is all here.’ – Georgia. Ex Carpenter’s resident.