DESTINY

Written and Performed by Florence Espeut-Nickless

'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’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 worse, Destiny’s life spirals out of control as she desperately tries to learn how to love and be loved.

Florence is a writer/performer from Chippenham, a town with no theatre and limited access to it. She writes for both stage and screen about and with working class communities in the South West, in the hope of making the arts more accessible to everyone, regardless of background and geographical location. She is the 2021 Writer in Residence at Pentabus Theatre, an Open Session Writer at Bristol Old Vic and an associate artist at Strike a Light, as part of the Let Artists Be Artists programme.

DESTINY is a recipient of The Pleasance’s 2021 National Partnerships Award with Bristol Old Vic FERMENT and was shortlisted for Theatre West’s Write On Women Award. It has been developed with support from Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol Old Vic FERMENT, Pound Arts, Strike a Light, The Pleasance, Tim Crouch, Wiltshire Creative, Natural Theatre, Paper Arts, Theatre Bristol, Hawkwood College, Arts Council England and Gane Trust.

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Full Price: £18

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Details

Venue: Mill Studio

Running Time: Approximately 70 minutes, with no interval.

Show Times

Thu 13 Oct, 7:45pm

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Advisory Info

Recommended for ages 14+

Contains depiction of sexual abuse and violence.