Co-written with Charlie Whitworth for Write By Numbers.
Regeneration is an epic play about gentrification, why we build and the people behind our cities. Starting in 1900 and finishing in 2017, featuring an-almost fairytale, an imagined life story, a naturalistic drama and some very true stories of the people on (and off stage), taking in Newfoundland, Sydney, Berlin, Hong Kong and New York, winding round Walworth, Brixton, Walthamstow, Dagenham and Lewisham, exploring the Northern Powerhouse and the legacy of ‘Right to Buy’, borrowing the voices of Spike Lee, Rebecca Solnit and Boris Johnson, looking at our own experiences of angry planning meetings in Bristol, of the empty shops we’ve turned into theatres, of some times being the insiders but often being the outsiders, Regeneration is just a little bit of what we’ve discovered about cities.
Regeneration was developed with support from Rich Mix. It has subsequently toured around London and the South West. For more information and future tour dates see here.