Sequel to Grenfell Tower Inquiry play set to be staged

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Follow-up 2021’s “Grenfell: Value Engineering” will probe ministers’ failings and product-manufacturers’ disregard for public safety

The writer and director responsible for last year’s stage dramatisation of elements of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s hearings have produced a sequel exploring further aspects of the probe into 2017’s disaster, which claimed 72 lives.

Richard Norton-Taylor and Nicholas Kent’s Grenfell: Value Engineering was critically acclaimed for its use of transcripts from the long-running inquiry to unpack the background to the tragedy in a non-news format.

However the production was unable to cover all aspects of the failings behind the flawed refurbishment of the west London tower block – not least because the inquiry’s phase-two hearings continued until last month.

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