Dates and Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jan at 7pm / 6.30pm (90mins)
Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
Presented by Write by Numbers
“What’s this? Young people move in because it’s cheap. Ooh. Artists move in. Hello. I get involved. Regeneration happens. Buildings get built. Services get better. Area makes the news. Time Out likes it. Ooh we’re trendy now. I’m going to rebuild the place and make a ton of money.”
It’s Brixton in 1981 and a family’s home is about to be repossessed. It’s Leeds in 2016 and an architect has designed the tallest building the city has ever seen. It’s Newfoundland in 1903 and a man is about to start a journey that will take him (and his house) across continents and the 20th-century. And, in Camden in 2016, Write By Numbers – who have worked on regeneration projects across London – want to know if they’re part of the solution, or the problem.
In Regeneration, Write By Numbers present their playful, epic and urgent exploration of urban regeneration, gentrification and what makes us call a place ‘home’ as they invite audiences to join them in imagining how we might together create the cities of the future.
“Write By Numbers are a skilled crew with a wealth of talent and the ability to spin straw into gold” – Wildfire
Developed with support from Rich Mix.
Catch Regeneration in a double bill with E15 (9pm on Sat 23 Jan, and 8.30pm on Sun 24 Jan). Two shows for just £16!
About the company
Write By Numbers is Andy, Charlie, Corinne and Estelle. Formed in south London but now spread across England, together we make work which challenges the boundaries of ‘new writing’, collaborating with artists and communities and engaging audiences outside of, as well as inside, theatre auditoriums
Photo by Gem Ward