This week, the world premiere of comedy-drama A Place for We takes place in London. This bittersweet tale looks at London’s changing communities over three very different generations. It’s set in one building that’s a pub, a funeral parlour and an urban-zen enoteca and conscious eatery.
A Place for We explores the need to survive in an ever-changing London community. Battling with the desire to stay true to family, heritage and tradition. Presented by Park Theatre and Black British theatre company Talawa, it rejoices in the familiar comforts of London’s diverse communities, whilst confronting how the rapid pace of change can erode deeply held traditions. This powerful production 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.
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The play is conceived by multi award-winning writer Archie Maddocks and directed by Talawa’s Artistic Director, Michael Buffong. Maddocks is an emerging screenwriter and playwright. His work has already been produced at the Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Orange Tree Theatre, Royal Court. And in New York at the New Light Theatre. A Place for We was shortlisted for both the Bruntwood Prize and Alfred Fagon Award. The cast includes David Webber (Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre) and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners). Joined by Joanna Horton (Othello, The Globe) and Laurence Ubong Williams (The Welkin, The National).
Park Theatre is situated in the heart of Finsbury Park, with two performance spaces: Park200 for larger scale productions by established talent, and flexible studio space Park90, for emerging artists.
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When: 7th October – 6th November 2021
Where: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
£: Tickets cost £16.50 – £32.50
More info: www.parktheatre.co.uk