Nathaniel McBride on his new play about the history leading up to the Grenfell Fire
This week’s interview was with Nathaniel McBride. Nathaniel is the writer of DIctating To The Estate, a play that looks at the history of the housing estate where the Grenfell Tower was. Whilst the play is not directly about the fire, it examines the events of the years prior to the fire when the estate underwent major redevelopments. Much of the content is drawn from blogs of people living on the estate who were raising concerns with the council and group that managed the housing. It also uses evidence given at the ongiong public enquiry.
As Nathaniel tells us, he feels that for many people the fire has been forgotten and consigned to history, and that many people do not realise what was happening to the estate long before the fire.
Support Dictating To The Estate
The play is crowdfunding for funds to help fund the prodcution costs of the play and ensure those involved receive a fair wage for their contribiutions. It would also allow the play to be developed and played further. You can support the play from as little as one pound here.
The play will be on at Maxilla Social Club, which sits on the estate itself. It runs from 31 May to 12 June. Tickets can be purchased here.
And if you don’t have time just now to listen to the podcast, then a written interview with Nathaniel can also be found here.