Drama Tue 20 February 2024

Peak Stuff


"Truly stunning"

The Scotsman on How Not To Drown

Three fast-paced, funny stories about consumer culture.

By Billie Collins 
Winner of New Play Commission Scheme (Writers' Guild of Great Britain)

"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 (Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, How Not To Drown, Frantic Assembly’s The Unreturning), Peak Stuff is a tale for modern times.

Commissioned by ThickSkin and Lawrence Batley Theatre 
Winner of the New Play Commission Scheme (Writers’ Guild of Great Britain)


Tue 20 February 2024


Main House




75 minutes

Age guidance


Content warning

Contains occasional strong language, flashing images and loud music.

Trailers & behind-the-scenes

Check out these trailers and behind the scenes looks for Peak Stuff.

Post-show talk

Stick around after performance on Tue 20 February for a post-show talk.

Season Deal

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Book 2 shows in the season and get 15% off!*

Book 3 shows in the season and get 20% off!*

Book 5 shows in the season and get 25% off!*

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*T&C's - Available on select shows only. Shows must be booked at the same time. Discount will automatically be applied. This offer is not available in retrospect.

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