Peter Kalu has written plays for stage, radio and film. His first play was the award-winning, Afrogoth. Written for BBC Radio 4, it came out of his ‘Gothic’ phase. He then wrote Xango’s Challenge for BBC Radio 3, based on a story from Yoruba mythology. This was followed by Downfall, a gangster drama for stage, and then after a long sabbatical, Pants, the award-winning comedy, also for stage. Simultaneously with Pants, he wrote the ten minute detective film, No Trace.
In the last three years he has worked on an opera for theatre and a commission that dramatizes the landscape and fortunes of the mill town of Glossop, Derbyshire.
The Bay (duologue) Contact Theatre, Manchester 2006
Pants (comedy) Contact Theatre, Manchester, 2003
Gabrielle (monologue, with Shirley May) Pumphouse Museum 2002
Downfall, Manchester University Theatre, Manchester 1995.
Taxi, Manchester Town Hall 1994.
Xango’s Challenge broadcast by BBC Radio 3, August 12th 1995
Afrogoth, launched BBC Radio 4’s Young Playwrights Festival 1991
No Trace filmed 2003. Release date: October 2007
Revenge Is Ras Malai filmed 2003.