Suzann McLean | Artistic Director/CEO, Theatre Peckham

Interview by: Sophia A Jackson
Published: Wednesday 07 December 2023, 11:30am

This is part of Afridiziak Theatre News’ series of interviews with Artistic Directors.

Suzann McLean is an award-winning actress and director, winner of the Black British Business Award Arts and Media Senior Leader Award, Winner of British Arrows Gold Award for her performance in the BUPA commercial and recipient of an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours list. Directing credits include Sunny Side Up (OFFIE Nominated Best Director), Scroogelicious, MEN-TALL, The Wonderful, Extremism (OFFIE Nominated Best Director), South Crong, Jack and the Beanstalk, Soul Lyrical, Robin Hood (Theatre Peckham), Driving Miss Daisy (York Theatre Royal), Catcher, This Child (Pilot Theatre), Rebellion (Hackney Empire).

Acting Credits Include Pennyworth, There She Goes, The Honourable Woman, Dr. Who, Little Miss Jocelyn and Measure for Measure (National Theatre) Suzann trained in Acting at Italia Conti Academy, has an MA from Middlesex University in Directing and Producing theatre for social change and is the founder of Young and Talented School of Stage and Screen.

Rapunzel created by Geoffrey Aymer, Theatre Peckham
Coming this Christmas is another Yuletide cracker from Theatre Peckham! While some crave material wealth, it’s actually those with the richness of soul who can overcome any adversity! You’ve heard of his-story; you’ve heard of her-story; well, get ready for hair-story!

Get your bonce in locs-step with Theatre Peckham this Christmas as we weave and style this modern-day Hairy-tale with a few twists. Let Rapunzel and friends sprinkle a little Barnet Magic on you!

NEED TO KNOW: Rapunzel plays at Theatre Peckham until 24 Dec | Please visit for more information | or to book tickets | #AfridiziakTheatreNews #TheatrePeckham