Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

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

The awards recognised 36 Rising Stars and Senior Leaders across six industry sectors

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.

The awards recognised 36 Rising Stars and Senior Leaders across six industry sectors: Arts and Media, Consumer and Luxury, Entrepreneurs, Financial Services, Professional Services, and STEM.

Suzann is an award-winning creative artist, with 27 years' industry experience as actor director and mentor. She is recognised for building safe spaces where marginalised people can unapologetically experience and participate in theatre. Alongside her extensive career in the performing arts, she founded Young and Talented theatre company, which nurtures young talent on stage, on screen and in life.

The Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) is the only premium awards programme of its kind in the UK. Established in 2014, it has been endorsed by three Prime Ministers, the Mayor of London and global business leaders. The annual Awards ceremony confirms the strength of the Black talent pipeline by highlighting the commercial excellence of Black professionals and entrepreneurs, who stand as role models and substantial contributors to the UK economy.

Photo Credit: Theatre Peckham



WUTHERING HEIGHTS Will Open at Royal & Derngate Ahead of a Spring Tour Photo
Inspector Sands will tour their first mid-scale show in 2023 – a brand new contemporary adaptation of Emily Brontë's WUTHERING HEIGHTS, at Royal & Derngate, Northampton from 24 Apr - 6 May, with a National Press Night on Friday 28 April ahead of a UK tour, playing Oxford, London, Warwick and Newcastle.

James McAvoy “Absolutely Shocked and Dismayed” by Racist Abuse to Fellow Cast  Photo
In an interview with GQ magazine, James McAvoy, said women in the cast of Cyrano De Bergerac suffered “sexually explicit and violent” taunts during their time in Glasgow.

MICHAEL BALL & ALFIE BOE DO VEGAS Will Air on Channel 5 in December Photo
Following the success of their UK top 3 album Together in Vegas last month the UK's biggest-selling male recording duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe head out, for a one-off TV special, to discover the wonders of the world's entertainment capital Las Vegas.

Theatre Re Returns With THE NATURE OF FORGETTING Photo
Following phenomenal sell-out runs in London, New York, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Seoul, Sao Paulo and Lima, Theatre Re returns to the UK with their explosive, joyous and highly acclaimed show The Nature of Forgetting.


From This Author - Aliya Al-Hassan

Aliya Al-Hassan is UK Managing Editor of BroadwayWorld. A London-based theatre critic and journalist, she has a life-long passion for the arts, with a focus on theatre and opera. She is a... (read more about this author)


Southbank Centre Unveils IMAGINE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 2023Southbank Centre Unveils IMAGINE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 2023
November 30, 2022

The Southbank Centre’s annual Imagine Children’s Festival returns from 8-18 February 2023 with a vibrant cross-arts programme, offering creative and playful experiences for families to make memories together and enjoy the February half term. 

Exclusive Presale for A LITTLE LIFE at the Harold Pinter TheatreExclusive Presale for A LITTLE LIFE at the Harold Pinter Theatre
November 30, 2022

Exclusive presale for A Little Life, starring James Norton, Omari Douglas, Zach Wyatt and Elliot Cowan.

Matthew Bourne's NUTCRACKER! Will be Screened on BBC2 and BBC iPlayer This ChristmasMatthew Bourne's NUTCRACKER! Will be Screened on BBC2 and BBC iPlayer This Christmas
November 30, 2022

Choreographer and director Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker offers a distinctive contemporary take on the classic Christmas tale.

MUSICAL CON 2023 Dates ReleasedMUSICAL CON 2023 Dates Released
November 29, 2022

West End musical convention Musical Con is to return in 2023!

Black Friday: Save up to 40% on IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at the London ColiseumBlack Friday: Save up to 40% on IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at the London Coliseum
November 29, 2022

Tickets from just £25 for It's A Wonderful Life at the London Coliseum