Kate Saffin talks to Matt Woodhead and Helen Monks about the verbatim show E15


Matt Woodhead and Helen Monks of FYSA Theatre, co-creators of the verbatim piece E15, talk about the process of creating the show which examines the Focus E15 movement (started when 29 young mothers united to confront Newham Council’s gentrification of their hometown), Britain’s housing crisis and how one group of women refused to be marginalised. As well as sharing their passion for creating theatre with a political agenda they also look at some of the challenges in creating verbatim work such as developing an ethical framework to underpin the work, involving all sides of the story, and making good theatre as well as good documentary.

Listen to our interview with Matt Woodhead and Helen Monks about E15