Dates and Times
Tue 19 Jan at 7.15pm (1hr 25mins)
Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
Presented by Outspoken Arts
Please note, this is a work-in-progress performance.
A theatre piece from the heart of Brixton. It is of the people, by the people, for the people. It’s a story of life on an estate that is being demolished – and the fight for ‘home’. Activism and individualism collide over soya lattes, jerk chicken, planning applications and pop-up vintage shops. Welcome to Brixton.
#ReGeneration explores the system of ‘gentrification’, how areas change (this encompasses government policy, the roles of the council and the developers), people being priced out of housing and the sudden mixing (or non-mixing) of classes. The clash and cohesion of different ‘London tribes’. It also exposes the mass evictions and social cleansing taking place all over the capital. The artists have first-hand experience of regeneration – living on a Brixton estate that is currently being redeveloped and seeing neighbours and friends evicted. This allows for a truthful look at fighting ‘the system’ and what happens to
a community when it is under threat.
In the long-term, #ReGeneration will develop into a site specific performance in Brixton with a theatre transfer. This fulfils our objectives of local and national debate highlighting the increasing inequality gap in our city.
Written by Endy Mckay
Directed & produced by Chetna Pandya and Endy Mckay
Production Assistant – Natalie Duvall
Dramaturg – Courttia Newland
Photography – Ellie Laycock
Catch #Regeneration in a double bill with Eden (9pm). Two shows for just £16!
About the company
Outspoken Arts uses the arts to explore the human experience, respond to social issues and create
change. Formed in 2011 by Chetna Pandya and Endy Mckay, both professional actors. We create
performance and offer skills training and workshops. We believe everyone has the right to ‘Be