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Making theatre with communities, by communities and for communities, LUNG is a national touring theatre company, developing innovative and politically driven work that broadens horizons and investigates modern Britain.

E15 Poster Lung Theatre

The Lowery

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

2017 - 2018

E15 Poster Lung Theatre

What is great about Lung’s show – which is performed in a theatre covered with banners and slogans – is that it never romanticises the women’s struggle, while showing what can be achieved when people come together to campaign.

The GuardianE15

This is a challenging piece, certainly not entertainment in the precise sense of the word. It sets out to remind, to enlighten and to pay tribute both to the dead and to those without whom that death toll would inevitably have been much higher. It tells of how individuals, a football club, a city and a county were struck by disaster, of how they conducted themselves so courageously on the day and of how they gradually recovered in the years ahead. In this, it is totally successful – a theatrical experience not to be missed.

The Reviews HubThe 56

This is a challenging piece, certainly not entertainment in the precise sense of the word. It sets out to remind, to enlighten and to pay tribute both to the dead and to those without whom that death toll would inevitably have been much higher. It tells of how individuals, a football club, a city and a county were struck by disaster, of how they conducted themselves so courageously on the day and of how they gradually recovered in the years ahead. In this, it is totally successful – a theatrical experience not to be missed.

The Reviews HubThe 56

The production has an infectious energy and warm humanity. The result is an urgent, big-hearted response to a problem that affects a vast number of people across Britain — and especially in London.

Evening Standard E15

This exciting, fast-paced production is adapted from numerous interviews with the Focus E15 women and to give it a context also people in other campaigns and organisations concerned with housing. It is often very moving and funny.

British Theatre GuideE15

Matt Woodhead’s production has real heart. It feels angry, but also full of warmth and affection for the communities that are being torn apart.

Plays To SeeE15

The performances are commendable, and at times magnificent. As a piece of theatre, this has potential; as a call-to-arms, it’s victorious.

The SkinnyE15

What sets E15 apart from other plays designed to raise social awareness is the heart-warming story at its centre: the hope espoused by Focus E15, this group of individuals who are actually doing something for themselves. Their refusal to be mere victims of the system, and to fight for the right to a house if not a home, is infectious.

Fringe GuruE15

The complete absence of movement is a strong directorial choice from Matthew Woodhead and it makes the piece exceptionally powerful, forcing the audience to meet the unflinching eyes of the performers as they share such traumatic accounts. Poignant and utterly haunting.

A Younger TheatreThe 56

The 56 is made with sensitivity and intelligence, and it’s eloquent about both community and the act of commemoration. This is definitely a company to watch.

The StageThe 56

As the shockwaves of the 2003 Iraq War continue to reverberate, Chilcot offers audiences a sobering insight into the mistakes of our past, and its lessons for the future.

The StageChilcot

Chilcot amounts to a devastating account of the mendacity, delusion and incompetence surrounding the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The GuardianChilcot

Chilcot could not be a more timely play. - a timely reminder of the main themes some seven years after the report was commissioned and 15 after some of the events. It succeeds throughout at making the political personal and at showing the intimate human emotional impact of decision taken by an invading power.

The Reviews HubChilcot