It must be Destiny

Florence Espeut-Nickless in her own show, Destiny
Florence Espeut-Nickless in her own show, Destiny

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, Florence Espeut-Nickless’ touring solo show Destiny is currently on a tour that comes to North-West towns Lancaster (Dukes, October 29) and Theatre By The Lake in Keswick (October 31).

Directed by Jesse Jones, the show explores hard-hitting themes of sexual abuse and the

misuse of power and carries a hard-hitting RnB music playlist and Florence's dry, West Country wit.

Set on a rural council estate, Destiny follows the life of a teenage girl who dreams of stardom. She’s fearless, ferocious and up for the fight, but after a big night out her life spirals out of control – and she's forced to pick up the pieces.

Florence, from Chippenham, Wiltshire predominantly focuses her work on working-class communities in the hope of making the arts more accessible. She has written for Bristol Old Vic, The National Theatre and is also an associate artist at Strike a Light. The show was strongly received in Edinburgh, with several four-star reviews

Florence said: "I grew up on a council estate in Chippenham and Destiny is inspired by mine and my mate’s experiences. It’s ultimately a celebration of working-class resilience, drive

and determination.

Destiny was a recipient of The Pleasance Theatre's 2021 National Partnerships Award and was shortlisted for Theatre West’s Write On Women Award.

More info and tickets here (Dukes) and here (TBTL)