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PEAK STUFF

By Billie Collins

Winner of New Play Commission Scheme

(Writers’ Guild of Great Britain)

Three fast-paced, funny stories about consumer culture.

"I like having things. I like having lots of things. It reminds me that I'm... Y'know? A person."

Alice is done with fast fashion.

Ben can't stop buying trainers.

And Charlie just wants to sell out...one organ at a time.

In an age of retail therapy, climate crisis and click and collect - how does our 'stuff' define us? And have we reached peak stuff?

Award-winning theatre company, ThickSkin, have teamed up with the writing talents of Billie Collins (Too Much World at Once and BBC's Malory Towers) ) to produce one of the most visually thrilling and inventive shows you will see this year.

Using live drumming and spectacular video design, this is a timely show for anyone who has ever made an ill-fated impulsive purchase!  Directed by ThickSkin’s Neil Bettles (How Not To Drown, Frantic Assembly’s The Unreturning and Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks), Peak Stuff is a tale for modern times.

'Truly Stunning'  The Scotsman on How Not To Drown

 

'Manchester-based theatre mavericks' Creative Tourist

Peak Stuff is touring around the UK from February 2024.

A ThickSkin Production.

Commissioned by ThickSkin and Lawrence Batley Theatre.

Supported by Shakespeare North Playhouse and Wigan Council.

Winner of the New Play Commission Scheme.

The commissioning of Peak Stuff was enabled by a grant from the New Play Commission Scheme, a project set up by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council, and funded by Arts Council England, the Theatre Development Trust and donations from actors, directors, playwrights and producers.

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