Dictating to the Estate
Archive :: production:T01313580033, play:S01304520522, venue:V34310877
A staged reading of this new documentary play, recalling the events that led up to the Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017. Using contemporary blog posts, email correspondence and council reports, it tells the story of the refurbishment of the tower and of residents' attempts to hold the contractors and local council to account. At the same time, it places this conflict in the wider context of the redevelopment of North Kensington, relating it to local people's efforts to resist the privatisation of their public spaces and the dispersal of their community.