Dictating To The Estate

2022

Dictating To The Estate is an original documentary play about the events leading up to Grenfell Tower. Using only council meeting minutes, recorded evidence from the public inquiry, and emails and blog posts, it tells the story of the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower and of residents’ attempts to hold the Council to account.

Dictating To The Estate ran for 2 weeks at the Maxilla Social Club from 31st May - 12th June 2022. It has been nominated for an Off West End / Offies Award in the category of 'Best IDEA Production' (2022/2023)

Stills from Dictating To The Estate

Photos © Kevin Percival | flyer by Toby Laurent Benson

Reviews for Dictating To The Estate

"Grenfell on stage: can a harrowing new play help the drive for justice?" - The Guardian

"A powerful indictment of the corners cut at Grenfell" - The Times

"This Play About Grenfell Underlines The Problems With Social Housing" - Huffington Post

"Grenfell was no gheto" - Unherd

"An unexpectedly thrilling piece of theatre." - The Reviews Hub

"A chilling Grenfell drama five years on." - Morningstar Online

"Harrowing and heartbreaking yet fiercely essential." - Ought To Be Clowns

"The luxury of looking elsewhere is not afforded to those who lost their lives" - North West End

"A hard-hitting & harrowing docudrama" - The Stage

"A furious evisceration of organisational complacency..." - Broadway World

"The truth at the bitter heart of ‘Dictating to the Estate’." - Plays To See

"...many reasons why that fire needn't have happened" - The British Theatre Guide

Creative Team

Writer: Nathaniel McBride

Directed by: Lisa Goldman & Natasha Langridge

​Set & Costume Design: Mayou Trikerioti​

Lighting Design: Mike Gunning​

Sound Design: Amit Rai Sharma​

Video Design: Constantine Gras​

Producer: Allegra Nespoli​

Production Manager: Adam Burns

​Stage Manager: Verena Prandstaetter

​Assistant Stage Manager/Operator: Brittany Rutt

Cast

Tamara Camacho
Lucy Ellinson
Jon Foster
Nathan Ives-Moiba
Avin Shah