What are the themes of your play
BRICKS is the tale of one tower block. It is a tale of community and social housing, a tale of what brings us together and what tears us apart and a cry of hope for a country still searching for the angels of its better nature.
Why did you write it and why now?
I felt nothing but horror and pain when I saw the Grenfell Fire unfolding. This turned to anger when I witnessed the corruption and lies that have followed. A huge part of that story is the West Kensington community who have showed bravery and resilience in their fight for justice, their activism inspired me to write this play. I wanted to tell the story about the residents of West Kensington, but it felt that in order to do that I had to look at social housing in the UK in its entirety; its history and culture – through that BRICKS was born.
Which playwrights are you influenced by and why?
I’m a simple girl; I like a story, character and plot. I think the following playwrights are the masters of this: Sabrina Mahfouz, Juliet Gilkes Romero, Temi Wilkey, Tarell Alvin McCarney and James Graham.
What do you want to achieve as a playwright?
A play of mine performed live…with a live audience? In this strange Coronavirus times that’s all we can wish for eh?