POT by Ambreen Razia, explores the landscape of Britain’s invisible children, adrift in the care system and inadvertently impacted by gang culture. POT was developed with the same creative team behind The Diary of a Hounslow Girl. Following a development process led by Sophie and hosted by Ovalhouse and Stratford Circus,  POT was performed at Ovalhouse Theatre in Spring 2017 (supported by Arts Council England). The production was directed by Sophie and the cast included Elizabeth Twells (Louisa), Gamba Cole (Miles) and Wahab Sheikh (Josh).

Have you ever felt something whisper in your ear?

Have you ever been led astray?

This block is the devil’s playground,

He follows the beaten and weak.

Prays on those whose dreams have drowned,

And resides in towns which are bleak.

Louisa wakes up in a flat on her estate surrounded by debris from last night’s blow out. Her boyfriend Josh’s effort to conceal last night’s events is faltering. With the front door sealed and no signal on her phone, she realises she is not alone. Is Miles her means to get back to the world and reclaim her existence?

Rehearsal photographs courtesy of Suzi Corker