Womens Support Project

Pizza Delique

Pizza Delique is playing at the Edinburgh Fringe from 22nd - 28th August.

A note from the director, Rishi Pelham:

"The initial concept for Pizza Delique came many years ago, after those who are very dear to me went through some incredibly traumatic events. From these stories and other sources of inspiration, I created a fictional narrative. With this play I wanted to get across not just the horrors of sexual abuse, but also of how terrifying the emotional and psychological torment is leading up to such acts as well. I felt that by giving the characters in Pizza Delique a relatability would make the play harder to deal with, but also initiate more of an important reaction as a result. It was important for me to not create black and white characters that we either sympathise with and/or hate, but rather to represent real people with relatable emotions that, for me, make the realities of the event all the more horrific, but also provoke more of a need for them to change.

With Pizza Delique I am hoping to push forward the reality of the fact that the extremity of the events depicted in the play occur much more often than I believe many care to admit. It is a subject matter that I feel has not (for the most part) been dealt with in enough attention or care in film and theatre, but is an incredibly serious issue in the world today."

Warning: This play will be tackling themes of sexual abuse - and contains scenes of an extremely graphic and potentially disturbing nature including strong language, violence, and sexual content. For more information contact: rishipelham@icloud.com

Tickets available here.




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