Peckham Palms, Units 1-10, Bournemouth Close, Peckham, London, London, United Kingdom
Love Thy Fro: The Musical is doing a full takeover of Peckham Palms, a new co-working space for Afro hair stylists, to create a ‘one of a kind’ experience for visitors. The event is curated by author and playwright, Casey Elisha.
Love Thy Fro: The Musical follows a young girl named Kemi who hates her hair. After many failed attempts to try and tame it, Kemi goes on an unexpected journey to the 1970s where she discovers there is something deeply special about her big, beautiful Afro hair. An adaptation of Casey Elisha's debut children's book, Love Thy Fro: The Musical teaches there is much pride to be had in loving the skin you're in.
Illustrated by Aliecee Cummings, and independently published by Casey herself in December 2015, Love Thy Fro the book sold out in just 2 days, and has received support from the likes of Anthony Joshua, Daniel Kaluuya, Lethal Bizzle and Samantha Mumba.
The musical has a cast of 10 children and 6 adults, and provides opportunities for aspiring actors to gain experience on stage.
The Love Thy Fro x Peckham Palms takeover will take place on Saturday 24th August and feature a range of activities for participants to get involved with. Entry to the event will be free, making it accessible to all.