Royal Court's Theatre Local Project to continue in Peckham
Following its launch in 2010 at an empty shopping unit in Elephant and Castle, the Royal Court Theatre will continue its Theatre Local project, taking plays to alternative spaces, at The Bussey Building in Peckham, south London, from 29 Sep – 19 Nov 2011.
A former cricket bat factory, The Bussey Building is at the centre of a growing cultural hub in Rye Lane, Peckham, which was saved from demolition by community group Peckham Vision. In its second year of the project, Theatre Local will now include longer runs of two new plays
29 Sep to 15 Oct 2011
truth and reconciliation by debbie tucker green, Rwanda to Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe to Bosnia answers are demanded, reconciliation hard to hear and the truth reluctant to be told. (truth and reconciliation will also run at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 1 – 24 September )
3 to 19 Nov 2011
The Westbridge by Rachel De-Lahay, which will have its world premiere in Peckham. The accusation of a Black teenager sparks disturbance on the South London streets. While tensions rise, a couple from very different backgrounds navigate the minefield between them and their families. (The Westbridge will also run at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 25 Nov – 23 Dec. )