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Peckham Previews

6- 26 August 2021 

Peckham Previews is a festival of new writing, performance and participatory activity; a space for the city’s most promising artists to experiment, play and grow by showcasing work in front of a live, socially distanced audience. Alongside our shows and events will be a range of in-person workshops led by industry professionals, which this year includes the likes of The Queer House and the National Theatre. 

2021’s festival will see artists present work in response to the idea of Roots + Reflections through participatory theatre, performance art, spoken word, comedy and cabaret. Come and see the work of the city’s most promising young artists and join them in exploring where we’ve come from, where we are going, who we want to be and how will we get there. Programme below…

Monday 9 August, 2:30pm-5pm
Introduction to Building Worlds with Sound with Xana & Kayodeine
Audio workshop

Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 August, 7:30pm
Eating Jeff by No Table Productions Theatre
New writing

Tuesday 10 August, 7pm/9pm
Reflections on Love presented by On the Common Theatre
Comedy, cabaret

Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 August, 7:30pm
Dark Matter by Tatenda Matsvai, directed by d’bi younganitafrika
Theatre, new writing

Thursday 12 August, 2:30pm -5pm
Introduction to Digital Storytelling with National Theatre Digital
Virtual Reality and digital workshop

Fri 13 August, 2:30pm -5pm
Introduction to Drag Performance with Emily Aboud AKA TooGay Though
Drag workshop

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 August, 7:30pm
Broken English by Theo Hristov, directed by Toby Clarke Theatre,
New Writing

Monday 16 August, 7pm/9pm
Bleep by Kashish Gaba & Hannah Moss
Participatory art, live art, new writing

Monday 16 & Tuesday 17 August, 7.30pm
The Life of Olu by Temi Majekodunmi, directed by Jessica Mensah
Theatre, new writing

Tuesday 17 August, 2:30pm -5pm
Writing for Performance with The Queer House
Writing workshop

Wed 18 August, 7pm/9pm
Omphalos by Writing Metamorphosis
Live art, dance

Wednesday 18 August, 7:30pm -10pm
The Film Lounge presented by BORN::FREE
Film, networking

Thursday 19 August, 7:30pm -10pm
Veranda presented by BORN::FREE
Poetry, music, spoken word

Thursday 19 August, 7pm/9pm
Bad Blood by Anyebe Anteyi
Theatre, new writing

Friday 20 August, 7-8pm
Rise Up presented by Reboot the Future
Film, discussion

Friday 20 August, 6:30-9:30pm
Theatre Peckham’s Artist-Producer Link Up with malakaï & Naya
Networking event

Thursday 26 August, 2:30pm-5pm
Introduction to Experimental Animation with Linnéa Haviland
Animation workshop