Peak Stuff

Written by Billie Collins Winner of New Play Commission Scheme (Writers’ Guild of Great Britain)

 Three fast-paced, funny stories about consumer culture.

“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) 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.

Age guidance: 14+


“Truly stunning”

The Scotsman (2022’s How Not To Drown)

"Consummately directed...a rich analysis of alienation in the digital age."

The Guardian

"Simply unmissable"

Theatre South East

“Dazzlingly eloquent…Neil Bettles works his usual mighty theatre magic”

The Scotsman

Peak Stuff

19 March 2024 - 8:00 pm
20 March 2024 - 11:00 am

Standard: £16
Pay More: £20
Pay Less: £12
Under 25: £10

Extra information

Pay More / Pay Less: find out more about our new ticket prices here

To book tickets for the schools performance on Wed 20 March, email Abie on

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