Theatre: Whose London is it Anyway?
Written by: Violet Myers
Anyone who’s popped by The Camden People’s Theatre in Euston recently may have been surprised to see several people occupying the window display, squashed into the tiny space joined by a few treasured belongings from pots and pans to toilets. No this isn’t the latest horrifying ‘cosy studio flat’ going for an extortionate £1,500 per month that has appalled and shocked renters. This is Camden People’s Theatre’s latest festival ‘Whose London is it anyway?’, a series of shows created by emerging theatre makers aimed at examining questions such as; What is a city for? Who does London belong to? What do we want to protect about our city? What are we prepared to lose?
Shows yet to play include: ‘This is Private Property’ which explores the housing crisis, ‘The Lowland Clearances’ a live action role play game dealing with urban transformation, a free funeral procession to mourn the consequences of regeneration and many more.
The festival is accompanied by a series of talks exploring the issues facing London today.
For full listings go to The Camden People’s Theatre site.
Photos: Helen Murray
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