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Royal Court comes to the Bussey building, Peckham!

Peckham Vision grew out of the campaign to draw attention to the potential of the Bussey building and the Copeland quarter site in the middle of the town centre which was threatened with demolition and full closure to town centre use. The historic Bussey building, and the site were saved, and have just gone on year by year demonstrating the potential we saw. Now that central part of Rye Lane, in and around Peckham Rye station, is showing how it can flower as a home for the burgeoning cultural and artistic enterprises in Peckham.

Now we have the exciting news that our work has helped to attract the Royal Court to Peckham for two months starting on 29 September. Details of this year’s performances and booking arrangements below. Performances are already being sold out! We look forward to continuing to work with the Royal Court and especially their work to open up these methods and experiences for the whole community.


Theatre Local at the Bussey Building, Peckham

29 Sep – 14 Oct    truth and reconciliation by debbie tucker green
3 – 19 Nov            The Westbridge by Rachel De-lahay
Theatre Local at the Bussey Building
133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST

Theatre Local returns from 29 Sep – 19 Nov after its sold-out launch in 2010 at a shopping unit in Elephant and Castle.

The Royal Court Theatre continues its Theatre Local project, taking plays to alternative spaces, at the Bussey Building, a former cricket bat factory, in Peckham.

29 Sep – 14 Oct  truth and reconciliation
debbie tucker green’s new play, truth and reconciliation, takes place in five different countries and exposes the very personal, human stories at the heart of conflicts in South Africa, Rwanda, Bosnia, Zimbabwe and Northern Ireland. Currently playing at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court until 24 Sep (**** ‘a production that never lets up in power, pathos or atmosphere’, Evening Standard).

3 – 19 Nov  The Westbridge
Rachel De-lahay’s new play, The Westbridge, is set in South London and explores the complexities of life, relationships and friendships across a minefield of racial and cultural differences. It transfers to the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court 25 Nov – 23 Dec.

Ticket prices:
‘Pay-what-you-like’ when purchased at the venue:
Limited number of £10/(£8 concessions) in advance here
Plus a series of workshops, alongside a programme of accessible events, details to be announced soon.

truth and reconciliation 29 Sep – 14 Oct
The Westbridge 3 – 19 Nov
Theatre Local at the Bussey Building
133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
Transport: Peckham Rye Rail

More info and booking:


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