Casting has been announced for new play A Place for We, presented by Park Theatre and Talawa.
Conceived by multi award-winning writer Archie Maddocks and directed by Talawa’s Artistic Director, Michael Buffong, this bittersweet comedy-drama rejoices in the familiar comforts of London’s diverse communities, whilst confronting how the rapid pace of change can erode deeply held traditions.
The piece will run at London’s Park Theatre from 7 October to 6 November 2021.
David Webber (Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre; The Children Act) and Blake Harrison (World on Fire; The Inbetweeners) will be joined on the cast by Joanna Horton (Fish Tank; Othello, The Globe), Laurence Ubong Williams (The Welkin, The National; Stop and Search, Theatre503), Kirsty Oswald (The Girl on the Train, UK Tour / West End; Things I Know To Be True, Frantic Assembly) and Harold Addo (Holes, Nottingham Playhouse/ UK Tour; Spring Awakening, Young Vic).
A pub. A funeral parlour. An urban-zen enoteca and conscious eatery. One building in Brixton tells the story of London’s changing communities over three very different generations. Shortlisted for both the Bruntwood Prize and Alfred Fagon Award, A Place for We explores the need to survive in an ever-changing London community whilst battling with the desire to stay true to family, heritage and tradition.
Park Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company are delighted to stage the World Premiere of this powerful production, which holds a mirror up to London’s communities in the wake of the Windrush scandal and attempts to uncover the one thing they all have in common: their beating heart.
Tickets are on sale now from www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/a-place-for-we/
Talawa’s Artistic Director and Joint CEO, Michael Buffong said:” In Talawa’s 35-year history we’ve been at the forefront of presenting the issues faced by our communities. More than ever, gentrification is the pressing issue of our day, in Finsbury Park and across Britain’s cities.
“Archie’s play, A Place for We, grabbed us when we first read it in 2017. We programmed it in our new writing season Talawa Firsts in 2018, and the response confirmed our instincts; here was a special story from a special storyteller. We are so very pleased to present the full production to this audience at Park Theatre.”