Scene & Heard is proud to be a part of Somers Town, London with its long history and real 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 (map).
The first immigrants to Somers Town were French fleeing the revolution. Since then Somers Town has become home to many different peoples, making a vibrant and particularly diverse community. At Edith Neville Primary School, which many of our Member Playwrights attend, there are 25 spoken languages in the school with children whose antecedents are from five continents.
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.
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 and our performance courses and are wholly indebted to Sally and her whole team.
Basil Jellicoe Hall was the site of Scene & Heard’s first performances and we still hold our weekly playwriting classes there. The hall is owned and managed by Origin Housing, who very kindly provide the space free of charge as an in-kind donation.
Scene & Heard’s home is Theatro Technis. On the edge of Somers Town this 120-seat fringe theatre has been home to our plays since 2000, and we have had our offices here since 2007. The building was originally a church hall and part of the Old St. Pancras Church. We value our close relationship with George and Maroula Eugeniou, who converted the space to a theatre in 1978 for their troupe of Cypriot actors.