📅 29th September 2022
📌 Robinswood Primary School
🎟 Pay what you like
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.
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 ❗
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