Tower invites you to gaze a little longer at the private spaces on the edges of the public city streets we pass through everyday. In this site-specific performance in Elephant & Castle, a shifting urban landscape provides the backdrop to solitary moments and private scenes staged within the windows of a high-rise building. While wearing headphones that transport you into the rooms of the performance through a 3D binaural soundscape, you will peer into these spaces from a distance with binoculars, choosing where to look and what to listen to.

Tower is a show about the everyday lives lived within the architecture of the city and the memories housed within its walls.

Conceived and designed by Lucy Thornett

Video – Justin Batchelor
Lighting consultant – Amelia Lever-Davison
Performed by Mary Benn and Amira Riyama

Fri 21st April, Mon 24th – Fri 28th April

Tickets – £10/£8 conc

Bookings are essential as capacity is extremely limited. Book tickets at

Lucy Thornett is a scenographer and artist based in London, and a Lecturer in Spatial Design at UAL. She has designed sets and costumes for numerous productions in Sydney and Melbourne and exhibited immersive installations and performances as part of group and solo exhibitions. Her work has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. She is currently co-convenor of the UK Theatre and Performance Research Assocation (TaPRA) Scenography Working Group and an associate editor for Blue Pages, the journal for the Society of British Theatre Designers.

The research and development stage of this project was supported by London College of Communication research funding.

This event is part of the LCC Space and Place Research Hub residency at Elephant & Castle shopping centre. Full programme: