George Devine Award
for Most Promising Playwright
Arts Council England Writer's Award for Drama
Peter Brook Awards (Mark Marvin Award) winner
Nominee for Best Musical - The Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Che’s has won the Peter Brook Award (Mark Marvin Rent Subsidy Award) for his plays Crazy Love and Burnt Up Love.
Che’s musical version of Been So Long is a nominee for The Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2009.
Estate Walls, directed by Che, opens at the Oval House Theatre in London on the 21st of September. Click on the e-flyer to access the Oval House website.
LoveSong, written & directed by Che, starring, and with music & lyrics by, Omar Lyefook, was most recently in Edinburgh 2010.
The Frontline premiered at Shakespeare's Globe in London in 2008 and returned to the Globe in 2009.
Saturday night outside the tube; god, strip bars, weed, crack, lost old men, unemployed actors and vegans all collide in a riptide of chaos on the streets of London. There’s Beth the reformed Christian and Erkenwald the hot-dog seller, old Ragdale on a quest to find his daughter, Mordechai Thurrock the actor-playwright and egomaniac, and Cockburn, Elliot and Clayton the dealers and junkies, whose trade both sustains and destroys the lives of those around them.
In this vibrant and blackly comic new play, a dozen private stories emerge, and their voices give utterance to a storm of subjects and feelings: pop culture and sexual fantasy, the ruins of empire and the delusions of religion, foreign oil and prehistoric London encompassing the cruel and the tender, the gutter and the stars.
His first play, Been So Long, premiered at the Royal Court
Theatre in 1998 and was runner-up for both the
Meyer-Whitworth and the John Whitting Award before being
translated and performed in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, New
Zealand and Australia.
His play, Flesh Wound, premiered at the Royal Court in 2003 and won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright.
Ché studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy in London (1989-1992 graduating with Distinction) and at WAC (1998), and has worked with Edward Bond, Dennis Potter, Philip Ridley, Mark Ravenhill and Ricky Gervais, among others.
Ché has taught acting at RADA, Central, E15 and the Arts Project for Socially Excluded Youth, he has been Head of Acting at the Weekend Arts College for over ten years. He has taught writing for the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme, in the Feltham Young Offenders' Institute, at the Centre Point Homeless Shelter, and for Hampstead Theatre Youth Project.