London's landscape, culture and community is shifting and the residents must adapt or hold fast.
Archie Maddocks' play explores ideas of identity and culture in the face of unrelenting change. Following three family-run businesses and their occupants as London moves ever onwards, this is a comedy with heart and a complexity of themes. The play was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award and the Bruntwood Prize in 2017.
This ambitious comedy-drama about gentrification, tradition, and identity shows ... Archie Maddocks is a writer of real promise. If it’s at least half an hour too long, though, there is plenty to get your teeth into.
[Its] large cast of characters ... [disappointingly] doesn’t ... explore how [agencies] have colluded to transform the social character of neighbourhoods like Brixton. But it succeeds as an elegy for things lost.
Maddocks succeeds ... by weaving ... social consequences into the plot at every turn. A Place For We is ... less about solely damning gentrification and more concerned with conveying that change is an irrevocable part of life.