Penny Pepper: The Naked Punk
Presented by Renaissance One
‘I’m Naked because I strive to be open in my writing, to show what needs to be shown….Accept yourself, accept a new story.’
Writer, punk, pioneer and disability rights activist Penny Pepper, aka The Naked Punk, will perform her signature mash-up of poems of anger, self-worth, nudity and activism, all delivered with her trademark humour, rage and compassion.
An absorbing performance about facing life, love, failure, success, prejudice and misadventure – all from a wheelchair.
The show lasts 90 minutes and will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A.
Penny Pepper is an acclaimed author, performer and activist. Versatile and candid, her debut poetry collection Come Home Alive, was published in 2018 (Burning Eye Books). Its racy cover was immediately banned on Facebook! Her memoir, First in the World Somewhere (Unbound, 2017) charts her punky coming of age and creative journey in the Thatcher years and beyond. Launched at The Royal Festival Hall, it was chosen by actor/activist Liz Carr as a witty and candid personal pick on Radio 4’s ‘A Good Read’. Penny guests as a columnist for the Guardian, The Huffington Post and more, and appears on TV and radio.
‘Penny Pepper’s work is a virtuoso display of wit, invention and courage.’ – Dame Margaret Drabble