SEPTEMBER 2022 – MARCH 2023
Theatre Peckham, South London’s award-winning flagship cultural venue for pioneering theatre has lots to shout about!
Artistic Director Suzann McLean has announced its their Autumn/Winter Season, including their Christmas Show. It will be a traditional Christmas show, inspired by a classic story but with a unique Peckham twist. This family show with music and dance will be a highlight of the season.
TP’s season will run from September 2022 to March 2023 includes the return of Young, Gifted & Black, an annual five week multi-artform festival celebrating Black excellence; a touring show; and writer and actor Geoffrey Aymer reunites with Theatre Peckham’s. creative team. It is about celebrating Black people from across the globe through a variety ofartforms and is curated by Theatre Peckham’s Associate Director Phillippe Cato.
This September sees Theatre Peckham presenting the premiere of None of The Clocks Work, an urgent play addressing generational trauma from 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.
A co-production with Theatre Centre brings For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide Later on in the season playwright Ryan Calais Cameron’s visceral play Human Nurture explores race, privilege, allyship and male vulnerability.
In December, it will be time for the Christmas show and following on from last
year’s 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. Scroogelicious. In true Theatre Peckham fashion,the production will cast young people from the venue’s Academy alongside industry professionals.
February 2023 will mark Theatre Peckham’s first major in-house production of the year, Sunny Side Up, written by playwright and actor David Alade and was first seen as a Work In Progress at the Peckham Fringe in June 2022 and director Suzann McLean is pleased to see that it is now a full blown production in the heart of their season; summing up the season she said:
“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.”
Theatre Peckham is an award-winning cultural venue established in 1986. Through the power of theatre, they illuminate young voices, provide skills and opportunities, and platform excellent creatives by producing new
writing and performance focusing on young, culturally diverse talent. So now you know what to expect from this exciting season! See below for booking details.
For further information please visit www.theatrepeckham.co.uk