DESTINY

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Show Information
Showing on:
Tue 15 November 2022
Duration:
70 mins, no interval
Price:
Genre:
Array
Venue:
Studio
Age Guidance:
14+
Warnings:
Contains strong references to sexual abuse and violence. There is use of strobe lighting, strong language, adult themes, loud music and flashing lights in this performance.

“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 dreams glamour. 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 worst, Destiny’s life spirals out of control as she desperately tries to learn how to love and be loved.

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.

Florence Espeut-Nickless is a writer, performer and facilitator from Chippenham in Wiltshire. She writes for both stage and screen about / with working class communities in the Southwest in the hope to make the arts more accessible to everyone regardless of background and geographical location. She is the Writer in Residence at Pentabus Theatre, an Open Session Writer at the Bristol Old Vic and an associate artist at Strike a Light, as part of the Let Artists Be Artists programme.

Audience Reactions

Trigger Warnings

14+. Contains strong references to sexual abuse and violence. There is use of strobe lighting, strong language, adult themes, loud music and flashing lights in this performance.

Written and performed by Florence Espeut-Nickless
Directed by Jesse Jones

★★★★

Captivating solo show

The Guardian

★★★★

This is political and social theatre at its very best

Stage Talk Magazine

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