Award-winning production company Pentire Street Productions have announced a new charity partnership with female sexual exploitation charity, Beyond The Streets, as part of their production of ‘Little Echoes’ by Tom Powell, due to premiere at fringe venue The Hope Theatre in Islington, London, from 19th February – 9th March 2019.
‘Little Echoes’ is playwright Tom Powell’s latest fast-paced drama, and interrogates the social anxieties of contemporary living. The play’s exploration of key social issues including acid attacks and sexual exploitation led Pentire Street Productions to consider how the production could be utilised to bring closer connections between the arts and social commentary.
Pentire Street Productions said:
‘We wanted to consider how we could highlight the issues raised in ‘Little Echoes’ in a productive way. Theatre is an incredibly powerful platform for exploring voices that aren’t normally heard, and we wanted to work with a charity that deals with one of the key narratives in our show. Danielle is a vulnerable character who is exploited by a man she trusts, and so we felt that the work Beyond the Streets does is an excellent match for our production’.
Beyond the Streets has been partnering with women on their journey out of sexual exploitation since 1999. Their vision is ‘to see a world where people are free from exploitation, and where those involved in prostitution have the option to pursue genuine alternatives, free from constraints such as drug use, abusive relationships and poverty’.
Pentire Street Productions hope to raise significant funds for Beyond the Streets throughout the show’s run, including an online fundraising campaign via the online platform, GoFundMe.
‘Little Echoes’ will premiere at leading off-West End venue, The Hope Theatre, in Islington on 19 February, and run until 9 March.
For more information on the partnership, visit their GoFundMe page.
To read more about Little Echoes at The Hope Theatre, visit their show page.