New production in Theatre Peckham

photo by Seye Isikalu


Described as “a psychological drama which unapologetically queers the existing complexities of family, roots and belonging; where power and duty dance in equal measure”, …cake runs in Theatre Peckham until 7 August. 

Photo by Seye Isikalu

Written by celebrated actor and poet babirye bukilwa, …cake forms part of a trilogy of plays and is a story told “through a Black queer femme lens that interrogates the meaning and function of love and self-worth in an exploitative climate of working-class London in the noughties”

…cake is directed by malakaï sargeant who said: “to be able to revisit Eshe’s story in …cake, and bring it alive is nothing short of an honour.  All of our creative team are Black, with the majority of them also being queer, and I hope this will enable us to truly create authentically – without compromise or justifying ourselves and share this hauntingly honest story with the world.”

Photo by Seye Isikalu

…cake forms part of Suzann McLean, Theatre Peckham’s Artistic Director’s re-opening programme which champions the work of creatives from socially and culturally unique walks of life and challenges existing structures to support the growth of a representative sector.  

Listings information:

Dates: 13 July – 7 August. (Tues, Wed, Fri, 7.30pm) (Thurs 2.30pm & 7.30pm) (Sat 2.30pm & 7pm). Please see website for further details. 

Tickets: From £10. Theatre Peckham is Covid-secure and is following government guidance for live arts events. 

Booking Link:

Venue: Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, London, SE5 7SB – a short ride on the 345 bus from outside the Brixton Police Station

Box Office: Tel: 0207 708 5401. Online: 

Age guidance: 14+