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25th March

Home Truths 

Thursday 4 June

Evening Tickets: £10, under 25s £5

Sleeping Rough (film only) Tickets: £5

An extraordinary evening examining the UK’s current housing crisis through theatre, installation and film.

 

The UK faces an unprecedented crisis. The numbers of people living in temporary accommodation has surged by 64% in the last ten years.  On Christmas Day 2019 at least 135,000 children were living without a permanent home.

 

During tonight’s event, especially curated by The Spring, we’ll hear the voices and stories of those who know the situation best – those who have experienced it.

 

7pm – 8pm

On Hold 

In the Theatre

Followed by a post-show chat in the gallery

Inspired by the real-life experiences of families living in temporary accommodation, this darkly comic play lifts the lid on what it means not to have a home to call your own. It reveals the human truth behind the statistics of the housing crisis.

 

One of the most moving and thought-provoking pieces of theatre I have ever seen.”

Audience comment

 

Trigger warning: This performance contains implied reference to suicide & abusive behaviour, and sensitive issues around the housing system

 

 

 

8.45pm – 9.50pm

Sleeping Rough 

In the Theatre

Followed by a post-screening discussion in the gallery, with filmmaker Owain Astles

A docu-drama following three characters on their journey to street homelessness.  Featuring an engineer who loses his job, a young woman escaping a relationship and an immigrant avoiding exploitation, this film is based on real life experiences and presented by actors and filmmakers with lived experience of homelessness. 

 

 

 

During the evening, we will be displaying some installations on the theme of homelessness by Dizz Darling, an artist who has experienced homelessness and who creates work inspired by this.  Dizz will be here throughout the evening to talk about her work.

 

This event was originally meant to take place on Thursday 4 June 2020  and was rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus. Tickets for the previous performance remain valid. If you're unable to join us on the new date please contact the box office before 31 August 2020 to arrange a refund or credit note.