Talawa Theatre Company and Park Theatre’s Olivier Award-nominated A Place for We will have its digital premiere on Windrush Day, making this moving production available for audiences across the country and around the world. A Place for We will be exclusively available on Digital Theatre for five days only to coincide with Windrush Day this June.
This powerful production by Archie Maddocks holds a mirror up to London’s communities in the wake of the Windrush scandal and explores shifting communities, the traditions we choose to fight for and the ones we leave behind. In one moment laugh-out-loud and the next deeply moving, A Place for We looks at where we live, how we live, and the people who struggle to live in the place they call home. Entrepreneur and TV presenter Denise Nurse will host the exclusive live screening of A Place for We on 22nd June, including a live pre-and post-show Q&A with the chance for live streaming audiences to hear from key artists involved with the production.
A Place for We was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre at the 2022 Olivier Awards, won the Off West End Award for best production ensemble, and was originally filmed in October 2021. Executive Director and Joint CEO of Talawa, Carolyn ML Forsyth, says, By making A Place for We available digitally, we hope that more people will have access to great theatre, shining a light on important stories of Black communities in the UK.
The cast comprised of David Webber (Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre; The Children Act), Blake Harrison (World on Fire; The Inbetweeners), Joanna Horton (Fish Tank; Othello, The Globe), Laurence Ubong Williams (The Welkin, The National; Stop and Search, 2 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).
The play was highly acclaimed by press and audiences alike with the Guardian awarding it ★★★★ and saying: Full of subtlety and naturalism, Maddocks’ script, directed by Michael Buffong, is a gift to its actors…
Supported by a simple set designed by Louie Whitemore, A Place for We is a moving portrait of the ever-evolving face of London. However fierce the struggle to preserve the past, the city is ever-changing.