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Destiny 

📅 29th September 2022

📌 Robinswood Primary School

🎟 Pay what you like 

⌚ 7.30pm

Presented in partnership with Strike A Light

What to Expect

“They’re sayin I brought it on myself. 

Oh yeah, they’ve heard about me. Basically it must’ve been my fault cause I’m me, Destiny”

Destiny dreams big. She dreams glamour. She’s gonna be an MTV Base backing dancer, you watch. If J-Lo can make it outta the Bronx then Destiny can make it off the Hill Rise estate in Chippenham.

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She’s fearless, ferocious and up for the fight (she’s had to be). Born below the breadline, she’s desperate to see beyond the neighbourhood and find hope in hopelessness. 

This monologue follows the story of a teenage girl growing up on a rural Wiltshire council estate. After a big night out takes a turn for the worst, Destiny’s life spirals out of control as she desperately tries to learn how to love and be loved. 

Florence is a writer, performer and facilitator from Chippenham in Wiltshire. She writes for both stage and screen about / with working class communities in the Southwest in the hope to make the arts more accessible to everyone regardless of background and geographical location.  

She is the Writer in Residence at Pentabus Theatre, an Open Session Writer at the Bristol Old Vic and an associate artist at Strike a Light, as part of the Let Artists Be Artists programme.

Recommend age 14+

Running time: 70 mins

Trigger warning:  Contains distressing themes, scenes of a sexual nature, scenes of sexual violence, strong language/swearing

❗Show coming subject to funding ❗

Where and when

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Robinswood Primary School

Robinswood Primary School
Underhill Road
Matson
Gloucester
GL4 6HE

Performance:
Thursday 29th September 2022
7.30pm

 

Creative Team

Written and performed by Florence Espeut-Nickless

Director: Jesse Jones

Dramaturg: Tim Crouch and Jesse Jones

Associate Director: Jenny Davies

Composer and Sound Designer: Joseff Harris

Lighting Designer and Production Manager: Jenny Roxburgh

Producer and Tour Manager: Tom Bevan

Original Producer: Victoria Hole

Image credit: Paul Blakemore

Flyer Design: Jade Barnett & Sasha Spaid

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