Esprit Concrete | Battersea Circus Garden


It's the hectic 80's. Wandsworth is experiencing a flood of new residents and private businesses, the Battersea power Station has been decommissioned and drug abuse and crime are reaching an all time high. We see a young teenage girls' struggles to salvage what's left of her deteriorating relationship with her parents meanwhile exploring the darker side to her personality. Her father, once a celebrated boxer, now fights his final match with mental illness, uncertain of ever regaining his former self. And placed in the middle is her mother, plagued with family expectations, struggling to find solutions to what she is experiencing.

Each of these characters' struggles are emphasised and mirrored by their 'inner-selves'. This piece aims to illustrate the solemnity and impact of mental health but also to shed light on the experiences of young adults growing up under difficult circumstances. Driven by the arts of movement and inspired by the stories told by the youths of Wandsworth, Grit will be performed through a mixture of theatre, contemporary dance and Art du Deplacement/Parkour by two extraordinary female artists.

Supported by Wandsworth Arts Fringe through Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Music by Adam Skinner

The Big Top: 11 May, 7.00pm — 8.00pm,
The Big Top: 13 May, 4.00pm — 5.00pm
The Big Top
Shillington Park
169 Este Road
SW11 2TT
Tel 07908687599


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