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Man on The Moon, by Keisha Thompson

A bruk down journey, through space and time, fuelled by love, fear and Afro-futurism

Keisha communicates with her reclusive dad through books, letters and symbols. But when the letters stop coming she is forced to venture into his world. This truth-infused narrative sees the protagonist follow a trail of breadcrumbs that lead her a number of check-points: cultural displacement, religious confusions, political paranoia, misplaced masculinity and more.

With the use of poetry, looped sounds and story-telling, this piece explores the impact that mental health can have on the family dynamic, particularly within the context of the Black British experience. Prepare to jump from Manchester to the Moon as this story reaches for those answers that can often feel out of reach.

★★★★ "Man on the Moon is a poetic and eloquent piece of storytelling" The Stage

“This is a truly stellar show about how some emotional relationships can seem as unreachable as the Moon.”  Live Art Alive

Run time: 80mins - no interval

About the artist:

Keisha Thompson is a Manchester-based writer, performer, singer and producer who has been writing since her primary school days. By age 16 she had been published in three anthologies and has supported artists such as Saul Williams, Amiri Baraka and Kate Tempest. In 2014, she released her debut EP, Abecedarian. To date, she has two solo shows: I Wish I Had a Moustache and Man on the Moon. She was recently commissioned to write for Barbican exhibition, Basquiat - Boom For Real.

Following the performance there will be a short Q&A with Kesiah Thompson hosted by Eshiva Wright.

Eshiva Wright is a "woman of the African Diaspora; engaging health: mentality, tasting spoken word, merging class barriers and interlocking age barriers. Current Miss Personality, Miss Caribbean UK"

About IGNiTE:

IGNiTE is Trinity's in house programme of world-class, innovative theatre and dance about issues that matter to people now, starting conversations and sparking debate. IGNiTE is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England



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