A musical is being staged to improve the image of the South Acton Estate.
The musical aims to address the negative publicity the area received from the Channel 4 documentary “Tower Block of Commons”, when MPs lived with families on the Estate. It painted a less-than-rosy picture of Suth Acton and its inhabitants. The estate is set for a major renewal programme led by the Council and involving Countryside and London & Quadrant.
“Acton Broadway: The Musical” is a comunity production co-ordinated by the Acton Community Forum and project managed by Julie Saunders, founder of Theatre Studio West.
She told the Ealing Gazette that the musical aims to show “that there is still some cohesion on the estate”, and that the documentary TV programme showed a very negative and one-sided view.
Acton Broadway: the Musical is at the Waterman’s Art Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford on Sep 30 and October 1 at 7.30pm. Entrance is free. For tickets call 0208 994 8751.