Dates and Times
Tue 18 - Sat 22 Oct at 9pm (2pm matinee on Sat 22 Oct)
Presented by You Should See The Other Guy
“In the dark times, will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing, about the dark times.”
The Whose London Is It Anyway? smash hit returns to CPT for a week-long run.
Sam’s eviction notice is dated the day after she’s due to give birth. The council want to forcibly relocate Jasmin out of London. Mary’s lived on Carpenters Estate since 1967, and if Mr. Mayor thinks she’s leaving, he’s got another thing coming – he’ll have to drag her out.
Made by an all-female company of young mothers, people who have experienced homelessness and housing activists from Focus E15 Campaign, this unconventional verbatim show tells the story of the political occupation of four empty council flats on Carpenters Estate, immersing you in a truly historical moment in the fight for Social Housing not Social Cleansing.
So bring your kids, bring your neighbours and bring your fight. Come and engage in some Civil Disobedience, fuelled by song.
The performance will be followed by a free post-show discussion on Wed 19 Oct with members of Focus E15, Radical Housing Network, You Should See The Other Guy , local residents plus some special guests discussing the issues the show explores.
“From a new generation of thinkers who have, in this inaugural work, pushed theatre in a whole new direction” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ International Times
You Should See The Other Guy will be running a FREE Art as Action workshop whilst at CPT, on Fri 21 Oct 2-4pm. ‘Art as Action’ is a community workshop in which participants will explore some of the techniques You Should See the Other Guy developed for Land of the Three Towers.
Amongst other things we will explore sharing stories, interviewing, verbatim work, writing, chant, and song-making. The workshop will celebrate home, community and social action, while exploring any feelings you may have about the housing crisis. No singing experience necessary: this is not about being a performer, it’s about the voicing of collective stories. This utilizes the practices we’ve developed in the making of Land of the Three Towers, offering these tools for audiences to use themselves. Tea provided.
Space is limited, so please email [email protected] to reserve a place.
About the company
You Should See The Other Guy is an all-female theatre company, made up of women involved in the struggle, led by Emer Mary Morris and Nina Scott, both theatre-makers specialising in community-based projects and art activism. Emer is a key organiser for Focus E15 Campaign, Nina joined the campaign during the occupation. Our work aims to engage those directly affected by the worsening housing crisis and inspire people to take action.