Scene & Heard is proud to be a part of Somers Town, London with its rich history and sense of community. Somers Town is an area bordered by Pancras Road, Euston Road, Eversholt Street, Crowndale Road, and the railway approaches to St Pancras Station.
Each of our Member Playwrights comes to us from one of the three primary schools in Somers Town: Edith Neville, St. Aloysius and St. Mary & St. Pancras. We have a particularly close relationship with Edith Neville and St. Aloysius; teachers refer children to us and we and the schools work in partnership to ensure the children reach their potential.
Scene & Heard seeks to remain a presence in the lives of our playwrights starting in primary school and extending to secondary school and beyond. Many of our members take their third, fourth and fifth course with us when they have moved on to secondary education. We work as closely as possible with all their schools, but special mention must be made of our relationship with Regent High School in Somers Town, which over 70 of our young playwrights have attended. In March 2017 we held an event at the school to celebrate this partnership, where our patron Anna Chancellor presented Regent High Headteacher Gary Moore with a commemorative plaque.
Plot 10 After School Club, run by Sally Warren, is a vital resource in the heart of Somers Town. Many of our children attend Plot 10, as did their parents before them. We use the space for our writing weekends.
Basil Jellicoe Hall was the site of Scene & Heard’s first performance and we still hold our weekly playwriting classes there. The hall is owned and managed by Origin Housing, who very kindly provide the space as an in-kind donation. In addition, we hold classes and rehearsals at other local organisations, including St Pancras Community Association, The Somers Town Community Association and The Living Centre.
Scene & Heard has produced almost all of its public performances since 2000 at Theatro Technis on Crowndale Road NW1, and we have had our office there since 2007. The building was originally a church hall and part of St. Pancras Old Church.