Theatre Peckham has announced its upcoming 2022/23 season including new Christmas show.
The new programme from September 2022 to March 2023 includes the Premiere of two new powerful dramas which bookend the season.
Opening the season is None of The Clocks Work (12 September – 2 October), 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.
October welcomes the 5th edition of Young Gifted & Black a five-week programme unapologetically celebrating Black people from across the globe through a variety of artforms. Curated by Theatre Peckham’s Associate Director Phillippe Cato, nine productions will be platformed across five weeks with full details announced in September.
From 3 – 5 November, Ryan Calais Cameron’s visceral play Human Nurture, exploring race, privilege, allyship and male vulnerability, will visit the venue as part of a national tour.
Christmas will see writer and actor Geoffrey Aymer reunites with Artistic Director Suzann McLean to stage a brand new adaptation of Dickens’ most famous Christmas tale. Scroogelicious (1 – 23 December) will be, in true Theatre Peckham fashion, rooted right in the heart of the local community and the production will foreground its young people from the venue’s Academy, casting them alongside industry professionals.
Finally, the new year will see CEO/AD Suzann McLean back in the directing chair for Sunny Side Up (13 February – 11 March) written by playwright and actor David Alade. First seen as a Work In Progress at the Peckham Fringe in June, the fully developed version will be Alade’s debut production on the main stage.
For more information and tickets, visit theatrepeckham.co.uk
Artistic Director Suzann McLean 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.”