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.




Theatre plays:

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.



Radio plays:

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.