Bristol Tobacco Factory (UK)


They say it’s my own fault. Basically it must be, for I am Destiny. This critically acclaimed performance written and performed by Florence Espueut-Nickles opens STAND ALONE Festival 23

Destiny dreams big. She dreams of glamour. If J-Lo can make it out of The Bronx, Destiny can make it out of Hill Rise Estate in Chippenham. She is desperate to get away from the hopelessness she grew up with.

Destiny lives in one of the dreariest housing estates in Britain. We follow her dramatic and desperate attempts to learn to love and to be loved.

The critically acclaimed performance, with actress Florence Espueut-Nickless on stage, gives insight into the lives of the millions of young people living in poverty in the UK.

The performance is part of STAND ALONE Festival 23 at Teatret Gruppe 38.


On October 27 at 19.30 you can participate in an after talk about the themes and artistic choices of the performance. More information follows on, our newsletter and social media.


The Tobacco Factory describes itself as a welcoming home for creative adventures, human connections and opportunities to learn and exchange ideas. The theatre is located in the same building as the Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar but is run independently as a theatre.

Tobacco Factory’s vision is to build an inclusive creative community rooted in its home in South Bristol. The theatre strives to nurture talent and to give the audience memorable experiences with new English drama.



It is convincingly told. By a lovable character who manages to lift his hood out of despondency.

Political and social theatre at its best. It is an incomparable text and an incomparable performance on stage. The performance is intense and interesting.

  • Age group:

  • Duration:

    70 min.
  • Cast and Playwright

    Florence Espueut-Nickless
  • Director

    Jesse Jones
  • Composer and Sound Designer

    Joseff Harris
  • Light Designer

    Jen L Roxburgh
  • Producer and Community Manager

    Vic Hole
  • Producer

    Tom Bevan

Accessibility conditions

The theatre is on ground floor and easy to access. Please do contact us in advance, if you are a wheelchair user and visit us to experience a performance. Then we can find the best seat for you.

Unfortunately, a few performances are not accessible by wheelchair – in that case it will be mentioned under ‘Info’ on the specific performance page on this website.

Parking conditions

It is possible to park in short distance from the theatre – against a fee. Read more and see our parking map.