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SLUMLORD

1 - 2 June
8pm

About the show

Neighbour. Father. Rent collector. It’s the winter of 1966. Notting Hill. The reign of the slum landlords in West London is at its end but for the residents of St Stephen’s Gardens, they pay the punishing price of its darkest hour. SLUMLORD is a work in development curated and written by Alfie Neill.

A script in hand performance.

Running Time: 90mins

Age Suitability: 15+

Content Warning: Themes of violence, exploitation and race. Contains strong language.

There is no allocated seating for this show.

Alfie Neill (Writer)
Alfie is an actor, spoken word poet and writer.
Theatre includes: Come In Unity: An Evening For Grenfell (Lyric Hammersmith), Heart of Hammersmith (Lyric Hammersmith), Liar. Heretic. Thief (Lyric Hammersmith) The Tempest (RADA), Romeo & Juliet (Primary Shakespeare Company)
As Writer: Common – an anthology of working class voices. Does Drip Maketh The Man (V&A Museum) When We Fall (Theatre Peckham)
SLUMLORD is Alfie’s debut play.
Anthony Ekundayo Lennon (Director) 
Training took place at Weekend Arts College, Old Vic/Lyric Youth Theatres and Double Edge Theatre. He’s been staff director at the National Theatre and when associate director at Talawa he successfully completed artistic director training whilst simultaneously being assistant director for Nikolai Foster’s musical An Officer and a Gentleman (Curve, UK tour). Anthony directed the sell-out production of Hatch (Talawa) and his re-visioning of Othello set in a world of ‘black ops’, eavesdropping and surveillance (Birmingham Hippodrome). Other venues worked at include; Soho Theatre, Theatre 503, Royal Court, Kiln, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Almeida. He’s a leading co-mentor for Open Art Surgery & Back to the Lab (Breakin’ Convention) with other career highlights including being assistant director for the Black cast production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Debbie Allen (Broadway to west end transfer) and assisting Iqbal Khan on his historically ground-breaking production of Othello (Royal Shakespeare Company). Anthony’s directed Layla’s Room, Welcome to Thebes and Contractions (actor training at St. Mary’s University) and was recently appointed associate director at Lyrici Arts theatre company. He’s a co-dramaturge for Ivan Blackstock’s TRAPLORD and is currently a guest industry director at ArtsEd.
Anthony’s a guest speaker, workshop facilitator and educator in relation to exploring ‘race’, identity, culture, positive self-reflection, empowerment and authentic human connection/empathy.
Monaé Robinson (Associate Director) 
As director, theatre includes: OJA [Young, Gifted and Black Festival] (Theatre Peckham).
As assistant director, theatre includes: Red Pitch (Bush). For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Royal court theatre), House of Ife (Currently showing at the Bush theatre).
Monaé started off her career as a community and cultural arts leader, and is a performance maker that typically focuses on Afrofuturism. She is the recipient of the Resident Director Bursary programme at the Bush Theatre and was named one of Alfred Fagon’s 25 Black leaders in theatre. Monaé holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre & Performance from Goldsmiths University.
Cast:
Susan Lawson – Reynolds 
Theatre includes:
Old Bridge (Bush Theatre), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, (Palace Theatre),
People, Places and Things UK Tour (Headlong/National), Disgraced (English Theatre Frankfurt), To Kill a Mockingbird (Regents Park Open Air, UK Tour, Barbican), The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Novello Theatre), The Harder They Come (Playhouse Theatre/Barbican/Stratford East/ Adrienne Arts Centre, Miami/ Canon Theatre, Toronto), Anansi & The Magic Mirror, Anansi Trades Places, Ska By Day (Talawa).
Film includes: Why Wouldn’t I Be? (Broken Flames Productions) Masaryk (In Film Praha), London Road (BBC Films)
Ella McCallum
Theatre includes:
Kick (Lyric Hammersmith), MARYLAND (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Imaam Imraan (National Youth Theatre). 
Her short film ‘What Now?’ recently premiered at Manchester International Film Festival 2022.
Taya Ming
Taya graduated from Mountview with a first class in BA Acting in 2021. She recently made her debut in the RSC’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, playing Hero.
Damian Gildea 
Damian grew up on the west coast of Ireland before moving to Dublin to study Acting at The LIR Academy, where he graduated in 2017. Previous theatre credits include the critically acclaimed ‘These Rooms’ by ANU Productions & Coisceim Dance Theatre, a 7 month sold out run of ‘Souvenir’ by Any One Thing, and ‘Purple Snowflakes & Titty Wanks’ in a Royal Court / Abbey Theatre co-production. Most recent screen credits include the TV series ‘Darklands’ for Virgin Media Ireland & UK, ‘The Third Day’ which aired on HBO & Sky Arts, and the feature film ‘Nicole & OJ’ by Newton House Productions.

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Meet the Cast

  • Taya Ming -
    Taya Ming
  • Ella McCallum -
    Ella McCallum
  • Damian Gildea -
    Damian Gildea
  • Susan Lawson-Reynolds  -
    Susan Lawson-Reynolds 

Meet the Creatives

  • Anthony Lennon - Director
    Anthony Lennon
    Director
  • Alfie Neill - Writer
    Alfie Neill
    Writer

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