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Wise Winds at The Portobello Pavilion 2021

Wise Winds at The Portobello Pavilion

A poetic monologue about trees and being part of the community of North Kensington.

Written and performed by Natasha Langridge, July 2021.

In Memory of Leaves review

A review excerpt from The Play's The Thing UK by Laura Kressly

"Langridge is a skilled storyteller and In Memory of Leaves is an urgent, necessary work. Her story is angering, yet sadly recognisable to most Londoners. Langridge’s script takes the form of letters, each one dated, to her long-distance love. They are a great mix of joy and rage, including vivid accounts of her political activism and time volunteering in Calais. Langridge delivers them with undeniable passion and energy."

Culturised review for In Memory of Leaves on a Boat

Tucked up on a boat on the Grand Union Canal near Westbourne Park station, I feel an immense sense of community with my fellow audience members. We’re packed in, physically touching, and bound together in this powerful moment of political theatre. Outside, London roars: emergency services rush past and commuters wander home from work. We are at once inhabiting a theatrical space and a public area for all to share.

In Memory of Leaves review

Excerpts from Fringe Review by Simon Jenner:

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‘… It’s a unique experience, where Langridge works with Jayne McVeigh on supple fluid movement through the barge’s space, and Lisa Goldberg’s dramaturgy perhaps helps to tighten and interrogate the appalling assault of real events on the heart of an already powerfully-freighted play.’

Love London interview for In Memory of Leaves

In Memory of Leaves on a Boat interview


Hi Natasha, could you tell me a little bit more about In Memory of Leaves and what audiences can expect?

A rhythmic roller coaster of passion, rage, sex and politics. It’s the raw truth from the mouth of someone (me) living through the emotional and physical consequences of ‘regeneration’ on an estate in North Kensington. Performed on a boat that sways when I move.

Mr Carl Woodward interview

In Memory of Leaves, Natasha Langridge:

“Add to the wave; we are at a point where it is sink or swim.”

100 days on and the scorched tower remains exposed and bare. The tragedy at Grenfell Tower, in which at least 80 people died, highlights the long neglect of social housing. It’s part of a bigger problem. A problem that playwright, performer & activist Natasha Langridge is keen to shine a light on.

I had a chat with the lady herself on the phone recently.

In Memory of Leaves on a boat


Following performances at the InTRANSIT Festival and the Teatro Keiros in Rome, award-winning writer and performer, Natasha will be performing In Memory of Leaves on a wide beam barge at three central London moorings.

Radio interview

Had a great interview today at the BBC Radio London with Nikki Bedi, who was standing in for Jo Good to promote In Memory of Leaves On a Boat.

Teatro Keiros Festival - In Memory of Leaves by Natasha Langridge

After watching the park beneath her window on Portobello Rd massacred by developers Natasha wrote and performed ‘Memoirs of a Tree’ for the InTRANSIT Festival 2015.

She returned to InTRANSIT this year with the immersive monologue ‘In Memory of Leaves’; exploring love amongst the bulldozers from Wornington Green W10 to the camps of Calais.

Natasha has now been invited to perform ‘In Memory of Leaves’ at this year’s Teatro Keiros Festival in Rome. Performance dates are 17 & 18 December, 2017.

Speriamo di vedervi là!

In Memory of Leaves written and performed by Natasha Langridge

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