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Blueprint Theatre Company presents
Friday 28 September
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In a nutshell
Legacy is based on the true story of Mary Finch, fighting to save her home on the Carpenters Estate from private development in the wake of the 2012 London Olympics.
This is a naturalistic play, with a fantastical counter reality, investigating the impact of the housing crisis on estate residents and their health.
Over 50,000 families have been shipped out of London in the past 3 years – a direct result of welfare cuts and soaring private rents. Official figures (published in April 2015) show that councils are currently moving homeless families out of their boroughs at a rate of nearly 500 each week. That number is increasing.
Our main inspiration is Mary Finch, who, since 2010 has lived in uncertainty when plans to demolish part or all of the Carpenters Estate, where she has lived happily for the past 40 years, were proposed. Since then, she has witnessed the gradual decanting of her neighbours and has been vociferous in the campaign to repopulate the estate.
The play is very timely as the Carpenters Estate was marked for demolition this year.
Blue Print Theatre Company
What people are saying
'The reading was excellent and very emotional. Can’t wait to see it in a full theatre production.' Lou Lou - Newham resident and Focus E15 campaigner
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix encourages a diverse and vibrant crowd and is passionate about the relevance of the arts to our community.' - Blue Print Theatre Company
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Things you should know
Suitable for all ages
This event is wheelchair accessible.