This play gives a voice to those who died at Grenfell in 2017. Written by journalist and playwright Richard Norton-Taylor, and starring Ron Cook and Nigel Betts, it’s entirely based on the words of those involved in the public inquiry which ended in November 2022. Staged close to the scene of the disaster, the play interrogates why the testing regime failed to warn of the danger of installing inflammable materials, why manufacturers promoted such products with no regard to safety, why government regulations ignored the dangers and were not updated, and why politicians failed to ensure proper oversight. Featuring testimonies from the bereaved, it’s a harrowing but important watch. See Grenfell: System Failure at The Tabernacle until 12th March before it transfers to Marylebone Theatre from 14th to 26th March. Tickets start from £5.
The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, Notting Hill, W11 2AY