A deeply compelling, painfully stark and shameless story about three homeless women seeking out stability, security and a way to change their fate. This play is a genre-defying piece that has been made in collaboration with homeless people from London and beyond, and is inspired by the Ancient Greek Tragedy: The Women of Troy.
Cassie, Andi and Helen meet every Wednesday at the Delphi Leisure Centre for a quick 55p shower before heading back to the streets they call home. With nowhere in particular to go, they find ways to amuse themselves, attempt to recover from their trauma and ultimately find a sense of comfort with each other.
This work-in-progress production uses physical theatre, soundscapes, and raw dialogue to explore their relationships and the relationship between choice and circumstance for rough sleepers.
Please note, this play touches upon addiction, sexual violence and abuse and could be triggering to some audience members.
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work-
(Wants to remain Anonymous): "I am an individual who was characterised in 'Corners'. I come from an acting background myself, and I believed the writing, production, and acting to be of a standard I have not ever witnessed before. I felt the issues I have faced were handled with sensitivity and truth, without falling into a space of pity. The play offered hope amongst a broken political and social system, finding humour even through the darkest of human experience. This piece of theatre serves not only as a fantastic viewing experience but also as a piece of social justice."
Praise for previous work-
James Ryan: "I think the demonstrations and interactions of the different stories through the play shows the diverse perspective of homelessness...as well as the powerful soliloquies"
Cast & Creative Team Actor/ Deviser: Stephanie Arkinstall is a British- Peruvian actor and co- founder of Hash Brown Theatre which was formed during MAPFest 2021 at East 15 and has since been a member of Director’s Cut Theatre. She has an interest in bringing underrepresented voices to the stage.
Actor/ Deviser: Birmingham- born Murphee Thompson trained at East 15. Her short film about ADHD, Headspace, was part of Depict! Film festival. Murphee is passionate about stories that relate to our times.
Actor/ Deviser: Abigail Stone is a welsh actor and writer, and East 15 graduate. She has been involved in multiple stage projects including ‘Have I None’ by Edward Bond, and is currently in production for her first original film. She is passionate about telling stories about working class people, and bringing Welsh voices to the stage.
Writer: Josh Anderson- Grey has written a range of audio dramas and plays for the stage including for Anthropology Theatre and Director's Cut Theatre. He enjoys telling stories that support causes, uplift people, and challenge them to think critically about various topics such as with his police- brutality themed play 'Fed Up'.
Producer: Juliana Kilburn is a Brazilian- English actor and producer. She trained at Identity School of Acting and has experience performing for stage and screen in the UK and abroad. She has worked in production at the Southbank centre and the Young Vic.
Lighting Designer: Jess Brigham is a lighting designer from Hull, having recently graduated with a first class degree from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Recent credits include 'Mumsy' directed by Zoë Waterman (Hull Truck Theatre).
Dimitra Kalesiaki - Director
Dimitra is a Greek performer and director interested in the biodynamic process on stage and the healing power between performer and audience. She has a sincere curiosity about humanity on stage and is opening discussions to reveal fields in cognitive science on performing arts.