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Award winning actrees and director Suzann McLean is artistic director/CEO of Theatre Peckham. As an actress Suzann has worked extensively on both stage and screen and is the winner of British Arrows Gold Award for her performance on the BUPA for Living commercial. Acting credits include Good Omen, The Honourable Woman, Dr. Who, Eastenders, You, Me and the Apocalypse and Little Miss Jocelyn.
Directing credits include Driving Miss Daisy (York Theatre Royal), Robin Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, South Crong, The Wonderful (Theatre Peckham), Offie finalist production of Extremism (Theatre Peckham/Dorfman Theatre), Catcher, This Child (Pilot Theatre), Rebellion, Strictly Bingo! (Hackney Empire).

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Cast Set For RAPUNZEL at Theatre Peckham

This December, Theatre Peckham is back with another spectacular production that will captivate audiences of all ages. Get ready for a hair-raising adventure as we present a modern-day twist on the classic tale of Rapunzel.

YOUNG, GIFTED, & BLACK Returns For Fifth Season at Theatre Peckham

Young, Gifted & Black is back, celebrating its fifth anniversary at South London's Theatre Peckham, from 1st October, with a season of theatre, music, film and poetry. Championing the voices and work of London's best young Black British talent. Learn more about the upcoming lineup of events here!

RAPUNZEL Comes to Theatre Peckham This Holiday Season

Theatre Peckham’s iconic annual Christmas show reunites playwright Geoff Aymer with Artistic Director Suzann McLean for the third time, delivering a fun-filled musical-inspired, pantoesque remix of a classic tale. The annual show’s signature blend of storytelling, dance 

UNSEEN, UNHEARD: THE UNTOLD BREAST CANCER STORIES OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE UK is Coming to Theatre Peckham

Unseen Unheard is based on the lived breast cancer experiences of women from Black Women Rising. Set in real time on a normal evening, six women gather to unravel their shared experiences of the abnormality that Black women experience through their diagnosis.

Musical Theatre Network Appoints New Patron and Board Members

Musical Theatre Network (MTN), which brings people and resources together to improve opportunities for new musical theatre, is thrilled to announce its new patron - HOWARD GOODALL CBE, one of Britain's best-known composers of choral music, stage musicals, TV and film scores, and a distinguished music historian and broadcaster.

Theatre Peckham Announces Second Peckham Fringe

Theatre Peckham is bringing Peckham Fringe back for its second year in 2023, hosting 18 productions that will take over the main theatre and studio space for five weeks. Last year's Peckham Fringe was highly successful, with Tatenda Shamiso's No ID going on to run at VAULT Festival and the Royal Court, and David Alade's Offie nominated Sunny Side Up having a three-week run at Theatre Peckham.

SUNNY SIDE UP Returns To Theatre Peckham For Three-Week Run

Theatre Peckham are pressing replay on the critically acclaimed production of Sunny Side Up written and performed by David Alade (The Fisherman: National Tour, The Fields: Sky, Casualty: BBC). Following on from its sold-out run at Peckham Fringe in 2022, this lyrical piece, blending drama and poetry, transfers to the main stage for a three-week run.

Photos: First Look at SCROOGELICIOUS at Theatre Peckham

Scoogelicious, Peckham’s take on Charles Dickens’ immortal classic A Christmas Carol takes centre stage this December, written by playwright and actor Geoffrey Aymer and presented by Theatre Peckham. Check out photos here!

Cast Announced For SCROOGELICIOUS at Theatre Peckham

Scoogelicious, Peckham’s take on Charles Dickens’ immortal classic A Christmas Carol takes centre stage this December, written by playwright and actor Geoffrey Aymer and presented by Theatre Peckham. 

Suzann McLean, CEO and Artistic Director, Theatre Peckham Named Arts & Media Senior Leader of the Year at BBBAwards

Suzann McLean, CEO and Artistic Director of Theatre Peckham has been named Arts and Media Senior Leader of the Year at the ninth Black British Business Awards.

Artists From Theatre Peckham's YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK Introduce Their Shows: Part One

For the fourth year, Theatre Peckham presents its Young, Gifted & Black season, an annual event which celebrates people from the African diaspora over five weeks.

Young, Gifted & Black's Fourth Season Announced at Theatre Peckham

This October, Theatre Peckham launches its five-week programme unapologetically celebrating people from the African diaspora through a variety of artforms. A total of ten events, presented by nine artists and companies, explore themes which touch on identity, friendship, loss, self-discovery and Black Womanhood. 

Theatre Peckham Announces Autumn/Winter 2022-2023 Season Featuring Premieres & More

Theatre Peckham has announced its Autumn/Winter Season and unveils the title of this year’s Christmas Show. The programme from September 2022 to March 2023 includes the Premiere of two new powerful dramas which bookend the season.

Highlights Announced For Peckham Fringe at Theatre Peckham

There’s something for everyone at Peckham Fringe, coming to Theatre Peckham this summer! This exciting new South London festival has announced exciting highlights including theatre, spoken word, live music, multi-media performances – and live cooking! – all coming to Theatre Peckham’s main stage and studio space.

Theatre Peckham Launches Peckham Fringe

Theatre Peckham have launched the Peckham Fringe bringing an exciting new festival to South London this May.  Across 5 weeks, 27 visiting companies will take over the main theatre and studio space. 

Theatre Peckham Appoints Dr. Anni Domingo as New Chair

Theatre Peckham, an award-winning cultural venue for artistic excellence and social change announces the appointment of its new chair Dr. Anni Domingo. 

Theatre Peckham Announced Full Cast And Creative Team for THE WONDERFUL By Geoff Aymer

This December, Theatre Peckham's Christmas show will be The Wonderful, a Wizard of Oz meets Black Panther inspired reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic tale. Artistic Director Suzann McLean, in collaboration with actor and writer Geoff Aymer, stage this truly representative adaptation celebrating the vibrant community in which Theatre Peckham serves.

Theatre Peckham Announces Its Christmas Show THE WONDERFUL Directed By Suzann McLean

This December, Theatre Peckham's Christmas show will be The Wonderful, a Wizard of Oz meets Black Panther inspired reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic tale.

'...cake' Will Premiere at Theatre Peckham This Summer

Theatre Peckham, an award-winning cultural venue in the heart of South-East London announces the premiere of …cake, a psychological drama which unapologetically queers the existing complexities of family, roots and belonging; where power and duty dance in equal measure. 

Theatre Peckham's Reopening Season Showcases Voices And Work of Young Black Artists in London

Following six months of closure, Theatre Peckham, South London's flagship cultural venue and pioneering learning theatre, celebrates its reopening with a multi-artform programme of socially distanced, in-person and participatory digital events, taking place throughout October and into November.

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