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Harris Academy Peckham show featured in the Sunday Times culture section

Students at Harris Academy Peckham have developed a show, The Endz, set in Peckham and telling a story about friendship triumphing over heartbreak and loss.

Thanks to a collaboration with The Multi-Story Orchestra, the production is backed with a 100-strong choir of local school children and a full symphony orchestra.  

It tells the story of a character who stands up for someone else and ends up losing his life. This is in honour of Malcolm Mide-Madariola, the Harris Academy Peckham student stabbed to death in 2018 when he bravely intervened to save somebody else from being attacked.

Audiences who saw the show last year described it as “out of this world good, and moving, life-changing for everyone in it and for everyone who saw it”.

The production was featured in the Culture section of this weekend’s Sunday Times. It will be shown at Bold Tendencies, the rooftop of Peckham’s Multi-Story Car Park, on Friday 8th July. Tickets are available from  



The show has also received a glowing write up in The Times, where journalist Blanca Schofield describes just how talented the performers are:  "Pena is an amazing flautist, Moustapha Doumbia a skilled and intuitive percussionist and, boy, can they all sing and act. And they have had the professional seal of approval: the Multi-Story Orchestra is backing it and has helped to orchestrate, stage and promote the show." 

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