We’re delighted to announce our programme from September 2022 to February 2023.
September sees Theatre Peckham presenting the premiere of None of The Clocks Work, an urgent play addressing generational trauma from The Remove The Blindfold Collective, an organisation which aims to raise awareness on PTSD and to end stigmas around trauma and mental health. This powerful piece, performed by the young company from Bridge The Gap Studios, is part of a community-led intervention aimed at creating large-scale change. Post show panel discussions will also take place in collaboration with the Race Equality Foundation.
October welcomes the 5th edition of Young Gifted & Black a five-week programme unapologetically celebrating Black people from the across the globe through a variety of artforms. Curated by Theatre Peckham’s Associate Director Phillippe Cato, the season has become the backbone to the autumn. A total of nine productions will be platformed across five weeks. An announcement with full details of the programme and artists will be revealed in September.
A co-production with Theatre Centre brings For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy playwright Ryan Calais Cameron’s visceral play Human Nurture to us in November. A continuation of a successful national tour, this beautifully written piece explores race, privilege, allyship and male vulnerability.
This December, we stage our Christmas show and following on from last year’s smash hit production, The Wonderful, writer and actor Geoffrey Aymer reunites with Artistic Director Suzann McLean to stage a brand new adaptation of Dickens’ most famous Christmas tale A Christmas Carol. Scroogelicious will foreground its young people from the venue’s Academy, casting them alongside industry professionals.
Looking further ahead, February 2023 marks Theatre Peckham’s first major in-house production of the year and sees CEO/AD Suzann McLean back in the directing chair. Sunny Side Up is written by playwright and actor David Alade and was first seen as a Work In Progress at the Peckham Fringe in June 2022.
“I am so proud that Theatre Peckham is continuing to successfully carve out its own unique identity and to provide a platform for young talent and new work. This season’s programme feels so special and stays true to our community spirit. I hope that the many artists, creatives, our young people and audiences feel that what we are creating together is a truly representative space and that this season’s programme resonates, empowers and feels uplifting.”Suzann McLean, CEO/Artistic Director, Theatre Peckham
Booking for None of the Clocks Work and Scroogelicious open now! Other shows will open for booking later this year.