Shows and Events

Cabaret Abolition

27th July

About the show

Cabaret Abolition is a variety night of different art forms, all created and performed by people who have either been in prison, or worked as officers. The event is a space for artists across music, theatre, spoken word and drag to unite and celebrate surviving the system. The night is more than a performance, it’s a platform and a community for artists with lived expertise to showcase the incredible creativity that challenges our injustice systems. Come and share food, ideas and hope at a night of joyful, radical art hosted by Theatre Peckham.

Glasshouse is an abolitionist arts organisation that supports people affected by the prison system. Founded by ex-Officers, we use theatre to spark radical change within the Prison System. By uniting diverse communities, we use the power of creativity to produce thought-provoking theatre, impactful workshops and foster dialogue to reshape perceptions of prison and those affected.

Featuring Britain’s Got Talent’s Nabil Abdulrashid as MC, Errol McGlashanGrace Gachoki, Ryan Kershaw and special TBA guests!

This performance will be live captioned and BSL interpreted

Age Guidance: 16+

Content Warnings: Please be aware that this production contains references to suicide, PTSD, violence, serious self-harm, drug addiction, overdose, sexual harassment and sexual assault. The show also contains depictions of sexism, racism, islamophobia and the experience of incarceration.

There will be filming during the performance and in the foyer space. Please contact us or speak to a member of staff if you would not like to be featured in the film.

Running Time: 80 minutes.

Creative Team:

Creative Producers – Millie Wood-Downie & Molly McGeachin at The Project People

Creative Consultant – Rachel Valentine Smith
Artistic Director – Laura Asare
Assistant Director – Grace Church
Designer – Daisy Blower
Technical Stage Manager – Benji Huntrods
Graphic Designer – FSC x Estelle Rice
Sound Designer – Jac Cooper
Wellbeing Support – The Artist Wellbeing Company
BSL Interpreter – Harri McKenzie-Donovan
Live Captioner – Claire Hill
Poster Photography by Imogen Forte
Exhibition curators – Glasshouse Theatre & HMP Highdown