Park Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present the World Premiere of
A Place for We
WRITER | ARCHIE MADDOCKS
DIRECTOR | MICHAEL BUFFONG
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER | LOUIE WHITEMORE
LIGHTING DESIGNER | SHERRY COENEN
SOUND DESIGNER | TONY GAYLE
COSTUME SUPERVISOR | CLAIRE NICOLAS
ASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGNER | BELLA KEAR
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | LO FELICIANI OJEDA
PRODUCTION MANAGER | JEROME REID
PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN & PROGRAMMER | JAKE LAWRENCE
COSTUME ASSISTANT | ANDRAS JACOBS
COMPANY STAGE MANAGER | KALA SIMPSON
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER | EMILY MEI-LING PEARCE
STAGE MANAGEMENT INTERN | TAYLA HUNTER
PRODUCER | DANIEL COOPER
Archie is a multi award winning/nominated Writer and Stand Up Comedian. As a writer, he’s had work produced at the Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Orange Tree Theatre, Royal Court, and in New York at the New Light Theatre, has had a play produced for BBC Radio 4 and has several projects in active development for TV and Film. He’s been a part of the BBC Writers Room "London Voices" and in 2018 he was selected as part of the prestigious 4Screenwriting course. He was also the Writer in Residence at BBC Radio Drama.
A Place for We was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize and the Alfred Fagon Award.
As a Stand-Up Comedian, he's worked in the biggest clubs in the UK, and as fair afield as South Africa and the USA. He’s taken four Solo shows to the Edinburgh fringe, which have all garnered 4 and 5 star reviews and has transferred the last two shows to Soho Theatre. Two of his shows can be viewed on NextUp.com, an online platform exclusively for stand up comedy.
Michael is the artistic director of Talawa Theatre Company. He has previously directed Private Lives, All the Ordinary Angels, Six Degrees of Separation, On My Birthday and the multi-award winning A Raisin in the Sun for the Royal Exchange Theatre. Most recently he has directed Guys & Dolls, King Lear, and All My Sons (Talawa Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Theatre).