TGRG have been selected as the publicist for the award-winning Theatre Peckham’s new play tackling the inequities in healthcare experienced by Black women with breast cancer.
Unseen Unheard is based on the lived breast cancer experiences of women from Black Women Rising. Set in real time on a normal evening, six women gather to unravel their shared experiences of the abnormality that Black women experience through their diagnosis. As one would expect, the women invite us into their world with an open and candid insight that combines honesty and humour. There is a real-world objective to staging this play. None more important than changing habits that will lead to saving lives.
Of the commission, TGRG Managing Director Juanita Rosenior said, “Theatre Peckham has emerged as one of the leading theatre companies in the country, deeply committed to tell the stories that affect the Black communities. To be asked to lead PR on their behalf is deeply humbling and it’s a further privilege to be asked to work on Unseen, Unheard. This is no ordinary play but a movement for change for all those who are vital in the care of Black women during their cancer journey.”
The play is commissioned and funded by Gilead Sciences Ltd and will be presented by Theatre Peckham in association with Black Women Rising and will run for four performances (Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th April; Tuesday 2nd May) with a further two invitation-only performances (Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th May) at Theatre Peckham. Each performance will host a post-show panel discussion, which will be facilitated by award-winning community champion.
With the aim to reach and provide access to people across all communities, the producers have chosen to make all tickets free of charge with a suggested donation of £7.50 which will be donated to Black Women Rising. Should someone wish to donate more than £7.50 the remaining amount will be split between both charities- Black Women Rising and Theatre Peckham.
Tickets are available from theatrepeckham.co.uk, by calling 020 7708 5401 or simply pop into Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, SE5 7SB.