Park Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present the World Premiere of

A Place for We

By Archie Maddocks

This show has now passed. This is a an archive page.


Directed by Michael Buffong
Production supported by Park Theatre's Producers' Circle

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ WhatsOnStage

★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

★★★★★ Ham & High

★★★★ Broadway World

OffWestEnd Award nominations: Best New Play, Best Performance Ensemble


“There’s five generations of tradition in these walls”

A pub. A funeral parlour. An urban-zen enoteca and conscious eatery. One building in Brixton tells the story of London’s changing communities over three very different generations.

Trinidadian funeral director Clarence and fifth generation pub owner George don’t want things to change. But everything around them is changing. Do they adapt to survive? Or stay true to their roots and risk it all... family, tradition, business?

In the wake of the Windrush scandal, Archie Maddocks' bittersweet comedy holds a mirror up to the ever-changing face of London’s communities in search of their common beating heart.

A Place for We was shortlisted in 2017 for both the Bruntwood Prize and Alfred Fagon Award, it was first performed as a staged reading at Talawa Firsts 2018 and is directed by Talawa’s Artistic Director Michael Buffong.


'Full of subtlety and naturalism' ★★★★ The Guardian

'This production has been a long time coming... but rest assured, it has been worth the wait' ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

'The funniest play of the year' ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

'An electrifying night out' ★★★★★ Ham & High

'Award-worthy stuff from an actor [David Webber] on top of his game.' ★★★★ Broadway World

'Fantastically funny... great timing and tension from the cast.' ★★★★ London Theatre Reviews

'Fundamentally a brilliant play' ★★★★ The Rendition

'Archie Maddocks has crafted a wonderfully epic play' Lou Reviews

'Full of charm and hilarity... shot through with humour' The Independent

'Performed by a dynamite cast... the acting is beautiful' The Times 

'Absorbing, nuanced performances' The Stage

'A very intricate and intelligent look at the complexity of how one views themselves and what matters most to them.' Theatre Full Stop



Please read our regularly updated Visitor Safety Advice to find out more about your visit to Park Theatre. We have updated our refunds and exchanges policy to give customers greater flexibility and confidence when booking. 






Photography: Piers Foley

Rehearsal photography: Mark Douet

Design: ChillCreate