UK tour, 2024
"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.
Playwright: Billie Collins
Director/Co-Composer: Neil Bettles
Co-Composer: Matthew Churcher
Designer: Neil Bettles
Lighting Designer: Charly Dunford
Video Designer: TripleDotMakers
Associate Director: Hetty Hodgson
Administrator: Abi Beaven
Sound Associate: Hannah Bracegirdle
Lighting & Video Engineer: Sam Marshall
Content Creator: Serden Salih
Executive Producer: Laura Mallows
General Manager: George Soave
Production Manager: Tom Robbins
Touring Production Manager: Helen Morris
The Scotsman on How Not To Drown
'Manchester-based theatre mavericks'