Writers' Room : Home  
Difficult to Describe, Understand or Measure

by Sibila Diaz-Plaja

Directed by Faith Abongo

Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 December, 2023

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Part of Writers' Room : Home - four short plays on the theme of 'Home', the others being Homemakers by Janet South, An IQ Test for my Birthday by Melanie Bell and When You Go to Ireland by Kate Roche.

Photography by Jason Harris

Cast List

Jo : Rebecca Allan
Tom : Nick Edwards

Production Team

Director : Faith Abongo
Associate Director : Ian Hoare


For Writers' Room : Home

Artistic Team Lead : Landé Belo
Producer : Nichola Vasey
Set Design : Angelika Michitsch
Costume Design : Lucy Moss & Rachel Bothamley
Lighting Design : Robin Snowdon
Sound Design : Colin Guthrie

Stage Manager : Jacqui Dickson
ASMs : Lorelle Hirth, Olga Walkowska
Lighting Operator : Laurence Tuerk or Robin Snowdon
Sound Operator : Peta Barker
Set Design Assistant : Millie Weston
Set Construction and Get-In : Max Batty, Keith Syrett, Gary O’Keefe, Olga Walkowska, Stephanie Grundy, Seun Debiyi, Alex Burton, Izzy Cooper, Valentina Payne, Isabelle Leong

Rebecca Allan
Ex Drama school grad Rebecca Allan has performed in previous Tower shows Table, Trainspotting, A Passage to India, Breaking the Code, Queers and, most recently, Our Country's Good.
  Nick Edwards
This is Nick Edwards' tenth show with the Tower following roles in Under the Blue Sky, The Vortex, The Deep Blue Sea, Time and the Conways, Mother’s Day, Clybourne Park, Sweat, London Wall and most recently ConsentLondon Wall. He has acted and directed on the London stage with various theatre groups, most notably KDC and SEDOS. When not acting, Nick is an assistant principal in an academy in North Kensington.
Faith Abongo
Faith Martin Abongo joined the Tower Theatre in early 2022. She performed as an actor for the company’s annual Spring Forward season in the one-woman show Tituba. Faith has since completed an outstanding month-long performance of Tituba at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival fringe, which she also produced and directed. Difficult to Describe, Understand or Measure is her second show as director. In 2024, she hopes to be showcasing her first plays as a writer and director with the company.
  Sibila Diaz-Plaja
It would take 13 years and a pandemic for Sibila Diaz-Plaja - an English literature graduate from Goldsmiths College and an avid theatregoer - to try her hand at writing. In her full-time day job, Sibila works in Film Development looking for great stories and helping others hone their scripts and find their voice. As a first time participant of the Tower Theatre Writers' Room, she has enjoyed exploring her own storytelling voice further and seeing her first medium-length play come to life in rehearsals. Sibila is interested in exploring relationship dynamics, how we communicate and how it reflects and impacts our wider world.