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Love Theatre? ThickSkin’s exciting new play Peak Stuff will make your heart race!

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Award-winning theatre company ThickSkin’s make a welcome return to Blackpool Grand Theatre in 2024 with the dynamic new drama PEAK STUFF on Monday 19 February which also features awesome AI technology. What’s not to love?

Peak Stuff Production shot
Peak Stuff Production shot

It’s the perfect Valentine’s treat for the theatre lover in your life…

Peak Stuff is a lyrical, theatrical, multi-thread dive into young people’s relationship with stuff and this cutting-edge production is packed with innovative human-responsive AI technology that will make your heart skip a beat!

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 thrifting, retail therapy, climate crisis and click and collect – what does it actually mean to ‘own things’? How does ‘stuff’ define us? And do we know when to stop?

Must Watch – The Peak Stuff Trailer! 

Underscored by live drumming, and spectacular video design, Peak Stuff presents three fast-paced, funny, f***ed-up stories, taking a deep dive into consumer culture to work out what went wrong and to put it right one step at a time. Video designers have used AI to respond to each piece of movement or drumming sequence creating a ripple or change in the visuals, creating weird and wonderful images projected onto huge white blocks. This is theatre like you’ve never seen it before!

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

Peak Stuff has been commissioned by ThickSkin and Lawrence Batley Theatre and is supported by Shakespeare North Playhouse. Directed by ThickSkin’s Neil Bettles (How Not To Drown, The Unreturning), this is a cautionary tale for modern times from fiercely talented new writer Billie Collins (Too Much World At Once) and is also the well-deserved winner of the New Play Commission Scheme, which celebrates the very best in new writing for the stage.

Peak Stuff Production shot
Peak Stuff Production shot

Love theatre? Book now for the unmissable new work Peak Stuff.

ThickSkin’s Peak Stuff is at Blackpool Grand Theatre on Monday 19 February at 7.30 pm. Age Guidance 14+

Tickets from £12.50 with tickets also available at just £10 for Educational Groups and for 18 to 26-year-olds as part of the national ticket scheme to encourage young adults to experience all forms of live theatre.

Please note: It contains occasional strong language, flashing images and loud music.

Visit BlackpoolGrand.co.uk or call the box office on 01253 290 190 for bookings and further information.

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