The new play by Archie Maddocks will be presented at the Park Theatre next month.
It has been announced that David Webber (Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre; The Children Act) and Blake
Harrison (World on Fire; The Inbetweeners) will lead the cast in this world premiere production which begins performances at the Park Theatre from the 7th October.
They will be joined in the production 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.
Trinidadian funeral director Clarence and fifth generation pub owner George don’t want things to change. But everything around them is changing. Do they adapt to survive? Or stay true to their roots and risk it all… family, tradition, business?
Directed by Talawa’s Artistic Director,Michael Buffong, this production is a collaboration between the Park Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company.
Talking about the production 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.”
Archie Maddocks is an emerging screenwriter and playwright with his work already having 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 will play at the Park Theatre from the 6th October until the 6th November.