Here’s what we have coming up:
Theatre Peckham welcomes internationally celebrated Black queer feminist and Associate Artist d’bi.young anitafrika to London, in a Free Public Event featuring a Performance, Artist Talk and Book Launch. d’bi.young will share from her newest monodrama entitled Concrete Jungle and her latest book ‘dubbin poetry.’
Concrete Jungle is a poetic-movement-journey that peers into the past festering sore of the Transatlantic system of enslavement to recontextualize the present and reimagine the future. ‘dubbin poetry’ is a literary articulation of anitafrika’s praxis, connecting the dots between self-development, artistic activism and social change, from the particular lens of a Black Jamaican-Canadian womxn. There will be a Talk-Back following the performance.
(photo credit: Rhett Morita)
Dates: 23 August | 7.30pm
Ticket Price: Free (donations gratefully accepted)
PHARAOHS UNVEILED Film screening
The mysteries of the Pharaohs have been unlocked in Menelik Shabazz’s latest documentary/drama. The film challenges the ideas that many of us have about the Pharaohs. They were highly advanced spiritually to a level that baffles many. Through conversations with the Pharoahs and Queens from the spirit world we understand how the pyramids were built and their inner world that created them. Never before exposed to our world. In this film the spirit world meets history with a touch of afro-futurism..
Contributors: include Neferatiti Ife, Dr Onyeka Nubia, Mfundisi Jhutyms, Priest Heru Ankh Ra Semajh Se Ptah,
UK / 2019 /98mins
There will be post-show Q&A with the Director
Dates: 21 September | 7.15pm
Ticket Price: Early bird £8 | General Admission £10
Theatre Centre presents
by Afsaneh Gray
#DOGMISSING. BROWN WAVY FUR. BUTTON NOSE. GOES BY THE NAME OF STRANGER, NOT ACTUALLY A STRANGER #DOGSOFEASTOOLIA
Life is turned upside down in one small town as East Oolia shuts the border with West Oolia, dividing here from there, us from them, this from that despite all the fruit tasting the same. In the midst of it all, Stranger, a young girl’s beloved dog, has gone missing. Will Stranger be found before the border closes, or will she be trapped forever on the “wrong” side?
The Border is a high energy, outrageous Brechtian parable from Theatre Centre that explores the lines we draw between ourselves and other people and the absurdities of borders. The Border will feature original songs and a live break-out debate where one girl, her dog and the audience find their voice – and their bark.
Tuesday 1 October | 4pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 2 October | 7.30pm
Thursday 3 October | 4pm
Price: £12 (£10 concession)
New Perspectives presents
by debbie tucker green
directed by Jack McNamara
Welcome to the Caribbean. Where the sun is hot and the living is uneasy.
Meet three women. An unlikely trio. Different ages, backgrounds and attitudes. Each has a unique relationship with the island. A home. A regular holiday haunt. A first time visit. Through language that fizzes and sparks, we begin to discover that they share one surprising thing in common.
trade was first performed in 2005 by the Royal Shakespeare Company, New Perspectives brings debbie tucker green’s distinctive voice to a regional audience. Get set for an intoxicating mix of fresh rhythm and raucous humour, as the women come to terms with the transactions that define who they are.
Contains strong language.
Dates: 17 October | 7.30pm plus post-show Q&A
Ticket Price: £12 (£10 concession)
Gear Up! LVGO October Concert
We are a brand new ensemble dedicated to bringing the awe-inspiring world of video game music to wider audiences in exciting new concert formats. We’ll be bringing music and gaming fans to game music from all over the world – all whilst re-writing the rules of the ‘live concert’.
This October’s theme will be horror and dungeon just in time for Halloween! Expect musical scores from Dead Space, Until Dawn, Bioshock, World of Warcraft, Zelda and more!
Dates: 19 October | 7pm-9pm
Ticket Price: £15
Age: 16+ (Features some horror in the videos being played in the background)
by Frantic Assembly
Frantic Assembly’s Ignition is back for its 11th Year! We have chosen a dynamic group of 12 young men from across the UK who have formed our Ignition company and created a devised show through a one-week intensive rehearsal period. Join us for an evening to watch this performance and celebrate the Ignition 2019 company.
Date: 31 October & 1st November