There’s something for everyone at Peckham Fringe, coming to Theatre Peckham this summer!  This exciting new South London festival has announced exciting highlights including theatre,  spoken word, live music, multi-media performances – and live cooking! – all coming to Theatre  Peckham’s main stage and studio space. 

Anni Domingo (she/her), Chair of Theatre Peckham, comments, Innovation in theatre  sometimes arises at the fringes where it can prove its value without being swamped by the  confines of the established system. If you want to see exciting, surprising, thrilling, new, and  innovative theatre, then come and experience the Peckham Fringe season at Theatre Peckham.  We would love to see you. There is something for everyone. 

Spread across the festival, the Fringe Features highlight the breadth and talents of Theatre  Peckham and beyond. The New Writing Scratch Night includes work from Esohe Uwadiae (She  Is A Place Called Home, VAULT Festival; A Lesson in Shrinking, Almeida Theatre), lydia luke  (upright enuf, finalist for Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2021) and Cherelle Skeete (actress in  The 47th, Old Vic; The High Table, Bush Theatre).  

Hosted by queer rap artist Jak Traded, the Music Night features some of the huge talents from  the Theatre Peckham team including Peckham Fringe curator (and Associate Director) Phillippe  Cato who will perform his original songs, Company Administrator Marissa McKinnon aka MYANA performing an acoustic set of her songs, and Theatre Peckham’s Young Music Producers  performing a selection of work including music and spoken word. 

Created and performed by Tatenda Shamiso (Housewarming, Cockpit/Etcetera Theatre), NO ID is inspired by his experience navigating a transgender identity in the UK, specifically as an  immigrant. The show speaks both to the unjust difficulties and the unadulterated joy that comes 

from embracing queerness and fighting for your right to be seen as you are in our society. NO ID discusses themes of community, self, and oppression, focussing on the act of rejoicing in all  these things. 

On its 250th anniversary, the Somerset Case is captured in ground-breaking new folk opera The  Pocket, written by Melissa Jo Smith and composed by Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft. The  landmark legal ruling established Black freedom on British soil, and the production features  three fascinating historical figures – Man of Letters Ignatius Sancho (also the first Black man to  vote in Britain); swordsman and dandy Julius Soubise; and charismatic businesswoman Harriot  Lewis. The action focuses on the lives of the two central women characters, who must battle  tremendous odds to stay alive and preserve their liberty.  

Anybody of Water is an exploration of love, queerness, self and healing that reminds us we are  not alone, even the heaviest and hardest emotions can draw us closer. We are guided through  this transformation by the water spirits that act as an ever present voice of reason. Join this journey of self-discovery exploring the internal and external battles of self-acceptance  in a limiting world. Meet Ru, Kai and Alex as they are encouraged to confront the festering  unsaid things, and growing pains of independence, in hopes of finding their joy. Theatre  Peckham’s Resident Company debut their collaboration in this meditative multimedia journey  that combines animation, original text, and visual theatre, poetry and water. 

Based on a true story, Sunny Side Up explores how society tries our vulnerability and how our  environments can shape our masculinity as young Black boys. Directed by Theatre Peckham’s Artistic Director and CEO Suzann McLean and based on the true story of writer and performer  David Alade (Fox Hunting, Courtyard Theatre); Sunny Side Up also serves as an ode to his late  father Sunday “Sunny” Alade, and is a rollercoaster journey captured in vivid storytelling from  start to finish. 

An interactive musical for audiences aged 3-10 and their grownups, Errol’s Garden is created by  Golden Toad Theatre (Miss Moore Thought Otherwise, UK Tour), who strive to create and stage  imaginative, vibrant musical theatre of the highest quality for children and families. Filled  with catchy songs, big ideas and a passion for plants, this production tells the story of Errol and  his sister Tia, who are determined to make his own garden – even though they live in a block of  flats!

Notes to Editors 

Title Peckham Fringe 

Performance Dates Monday 2nd May – Sunday 5th June 

Varying days and times 

Location Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, London SE5 7SB 

Box Office Tickets are available from or on 020  7708 5401. 

Tickets from £5 – £15 

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