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14th July - 7th August
7pm/7:30pm and 2:30pm

About the show

How do queer, Black femmes achieve legitimacy when their soil is hostile?

What happens to their roots?

Who deserves solace on a sinking island where performativity is currency?

 …cake, a psychological drama which unapologetically queers the existing complexities of family, roots and belonging; where power and duty dance in equal measure. 

Written by Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020 finalist, actor and poet babirye bukilwa, …cake forms part of a trilogy of plays and is a prequel to bukilwa’s acclaimed …blackbird hour (also shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 and Alfred Fagon Award 2020). A first for the venue, this piece of new writing will be produced in-house, with the drama premiering as a fully staged production here at Theatre Peckham across 4 weeks from the 13 July until 7 August. 

bukilwa, who completed the play during the pandemic, says they wanted to write a story through a Black queer femme lens that interrogates the meaning and function of love and self-worth in an exploitative climate of working-class London in the noughties. At its heart, the play examines performativity in relationships and how generational trauma can be inherited.

Performance Times (Tues, Wed, Fri, 7.30pm) (Thurs 2.30pm & 7.30pm) (Sat 2.30pm & 7pm)

“babirye’s writing is innovative and pushes the boundaries of form. Providing a safe space and a platform to thrive stays true to the mission of Theatre Peckham. This is a vital and bold new play which honours intersectionality and re-centres voices which will connect not only with our local community but with audiences London-wide.” – Suzann McLean

View the …cake programme here

Leave us your thoughts/feelings/feedback after seeing …cake here

Show running time is approx 90mins

Please be aware that latecomers will NOT be admitted


Meet the Cast

  • Danielle Kassarate - Sissy
    Danielle Kassarate
  • Donna Banya - Eshe
    Donna Banya

Meet the Creatives

  • Sarudzayi Marufu - Producer
    Sarudzayi Marufu
  • Malakaï Sargeant  - Director
    Malakaï Sargeant
  • Debbie Duru - Set and Costume Designer
    Debbie Duru
    Set and Costume Designer
  • babirye bukilwa - Writer
    babirye bukilwa
  • Xana  - Sound Designer
    Sound Designer
  • Eleanor Manners - Vocal Coach
    Eleanor Manners
    Vocal Coach
  • Jocelyn Yeboah-Newton - Facilitator
    Jocelyn Yeboah-Newton
  • Phyllys Egharevba - Stage Manager
    Phyllys Egharevba
    Stage Manager
  • Gerrard Martin - Movement Director
    Gerrard Martin
    Movement Director
  • Luke Goodlitt - Lighting Designer
    Luke Goodlitt
    Lighting Designer
  • Rema Kahsay - Associate Designer
    Rema Kahsay
    Associate Designer
  • Ezra - Scent Designer
    Scent Designer