Grenfell: Value Engineering
& VALUED Education Programme

Presented by Nick Of Time Productions LTD in association with The Playground Theatre
Edited by Richard Norton-Taylor & Directed by Nicolas Kent

Running on stage at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, 13 October – 13 November 2021
& Birmingham Rep, 16-20 November 2021



For the past four years, award-winning verbatim playwright Nicolas Kent, has been working with journalist Richard Norton-Taylor, to compose a play using the spoken testimony given to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Opening on the night of the fire, with witness statements of the firemen at the scene, we hear the accounts of those responsible for the disastrous refurbishment of the Tower.

A not-for-profit venture, Grenfell: Value Engineering – Scenes From The Inquiry will be performed at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill Gate from the 13th October – 13th November. It is produced by the same creative team behind The Colour Of Justice at the Tricycle Theatre about the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.


To accompany this production, we at The Playground Theatre are organising an important and inspiring education programme, VALUED, for London schools. The programme includes a matinee performance of the play on the 14th October or the 4th November, two in-school pre- and post-performance workshops that discuss its themes and theatrical devices, curriculum-aligned resources to continue classroom learning, and the opportunity for students to participate in a week-long creative verbatim retreat at The Playground Theatre. The cost is only £500 in total for 30 KS4/5 students per school.

Our workshop leaders are highly experienced at delivering trauma-informed work through our existing community outreach programmes with local hospitals and schools. Students will be treated with the highest levels of care and sensitivity, and will come away integrating the insights they gained from the play and workshops into their wider life experiences.


For schools looking to book one of the remaining places on VALUED: please contact

To book tickets* to see Grenfell: Value Engineering at The Tabernacle: please click here or call (0)20 8960 0110

*Community Tickets — for information about special affordable tickets available to community residents and organisations local to Grenfell Tower: please contact