Dates and Times
Wed 18 - Thu 19 April at 9pm
Part of Common People: the working class theatre festival. Browse the full programme here. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest. Common People runs from Tue 17 – Sat 28 April.
Presented by Libby Liburd
What does it mean to be housed in temporary accommodation? How do you end up there? And once you’re there, how ‘temporary’ is it really?
We’re in the midst of a housing crisis. We know there’s not enough social or affordable housing to go round. We know there’s a rise in evictions, of communities being displaced. But what is the human cost?
In June of 2017 published figures recorded over 77,000 households in temporary accommodation with over 120,000 children spending their Christmas in temporary accommodation.
TEMPORARY explores the social and political reasons for the surge in households in temporary accommodation, why women (single mothers especially) are particularly at risk of ‘social cleansing’ in London and the emotional effects for women and children in temporary accommodation.
Using their trademark mix of hard hitting facts, humour and verbatim, and fresh off the back of acclaimed show, MUVVAHOOD, writer/performer Libby Liburd and director Julie Addy present their newest piece of powerhouse political feminist theatre with heart.
Written and performed by Libby Liburd
Directed by Julie Addy
Additional cast members to be announced
Praise for previous show MUVVAHOOD:
“full of humour and heart…an excellent work” – ★★★★ The Stage
“a courageous, passionate and honest piece” – ★★★★ London Theatre 1
“punches you in the gut and leaves you reeling” – ★★★★ Theatre Weekly
“touching, funny and challenging” – ★★★★ Spy in the Stalls
“a sharp, humorous and clever piece of political theatre” – ★★★★ Views from the Gods
About the company
AdLib Productions are a newly formed feminist theatre company made up of writer/performer Libby Liburd and director Julie Addy.
Their last collaboration, MUVVAHOOD, a one-woman show about being a single mother, toured London venues at the end of last year.
Image credit (c) Yasmin Merrin