Periplum's first soundtrack album released

Periplum are proud to release their first soundtrack album, a sonic journey through 7 Alleys, where East Hull legends were born from the imaginations of children. Built around 7 ghost stories and local childhood rhymes, the piece has been adapted from the company’s performances for Hull 2017 UK City of Culture and remotely recorded with Hull-based actors and community aged 14-70 during lockdown.

Click here to listen now


Emergency Funding

We are very grateful to have been awarded Arts Council England emergency funds. A massive thank you to National Lottery players for your contribution to these funds which are helping us to survive this period and to continue making work for communities in regions across England.


Periplum's Fireflight nominated for Culture Award

Fireflight, created in 2017, has been nominated for The Journal Culture Awards as Best Event Sunderland. The piece was co-commissioned by The Cultural Spring and made with the participation of 100 Sunderland participants to mark the opening of the city&'s new arts venue, The Fire Station. Creative partners also included Live Theatre, Sunderland Music Hub and Dance City.


Witching Awards

The Witching Hour has been nominated for Best Community Event, The Echo Awards Liverpool 2019. Winner will be announced in September 2019. You can watch a short film of the show here.


The Witching Hour

May 2019 shows Hull & Birkenhead


The Glass Ceiling Premiere

Periplum’s The Glass Ceiling premiered at SIRF 2018. Click here to see footage The show will tour across the Tees Valley this autumn:


451 in South Korea / The Glass Ceiling

We are excited to be taking large-scale performance ‘451’ to Uijeongbu Music & Theatre Festival in South Korea on 12 th -13 th May 2018. For information on the festival click here.

Periplum is grateful to have been awarded Arts Council England funding to create The Glass Ceiling, marking 100 years since the first women were allowed the parliamentary vote in the UK in 1918. Inspired by the suffragettes and suffragists as innovators of direct action, the work will tour across the Tees Valley with support from the SIRF, Tees Valley Combined Authority and 5 Borough Councils – Stockton, Darlington, Redcar & Cleveland, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough. It will premiere at Stockton International Riverside Festival on 3 rd August 2018.


Sura Medura Residency

Periplum's Artistic Directors Claire Raftery & Damian Wright have been selected to take part in the Sura Medura artists' residency in Sri Lanka from February-March 2018. 


451 at Freedom Festival Hull

Periplum and Corn Exchange Newbury are bringing large-scale spectacle 451 to Zebedee's Yard in Hull on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Click to find out more on the Hull 2017 site or view footage of 451 here.


451 in Krakow

Periplum are presenting 451 at Ulica Festival in Krakow, Poland, on 6th July 2017 in front of the Galeria Krakowska. Footage from 451 can be found here.