Theatre Peckham have launched the Peckham Fringe bringing an exciting new festival to South London this May.
Across 5 weeks, 27 visiting companies will take over the main theatre and studio space.
The programme grapples with important and timely issues including the experience of a Black transgender immigrant in NO ID, the challenges of mental health in Anybody of Water, the impact of society on our vulnerabilities in true story Sunny Side Up and Black freedom on British soil in The Pocket.
There’s also fun for all the family with works such as Errol’s Garden. With theatre, spoken word, live music, multi-media performances and live cooking on-stage, Peckham Fringe offers a smorgasbord of live entertainment as we once again embrace all that theatre can offer.
Included in the Peckham Fringe programme are a series of events curated by Theatre Peckham, called Fringe Features, including a New Writing Scratch Night, Black Musical Theatre Night, Comedy Night, Music Night, and an In Conversation with.
Artistic Director/ CEO of Theatre Peckham, Suzann McLean said: “I am blown away by the fantastic multidisciplinary, intergenerational, intersectionality of this festival. From African Myth to South American theatre through food to the Moon and back again, Peckham Fringe celebrates the UK’s cultural communities and champions them centre-stage.”
Associate Director at Theatre Peckham, Phillippe Cato added: “I am buzzing that Theatre Peckham is presenting the very first season of Peckham Fringe this spring with productions across both the Main Theatre and Studio spaces. We have 28 brilliant visiting company productions with many of the artists and companies being new to us at Theatre Peckham following a callout for submissions at the start of the year.
“Curating the very first programme of Peckham Fringe has been an absolute pleasure. I was very intentional in programming a festival that feels representative of Southwark, including more global majority and queer work and provides offers to engage more audiences across multiple age groups. I’m thrilled that there’s such a variety on offer and can’t wait to welcome audiences, new and existing to the building to experience it all soon.”
For the full programme and tickets visit www.theatrepeckham.co.uk