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14% is a new play written by Keisha Thompson, directed by Kwame Aseidu, with music by Werkha, which looks at the intersection of football identity & Britishness

14% follows the spiralling double narrative of two protagonists, Nadia and Tony. As they attempt to quantify their Britishness, we are drawn into their tense and claustrophobic journey set within the confines of a train carriage.  

Who holds the power, and who does the work? 

Premiering alongside the World Cup, and supported by National Football Museum, 14% addresses racism in football culture & the politics of DNA testing. Wraparound activity will include cup match screenings, workshops & talks. 

About Keisha Thompson 

Keisha Thompson is a Manchester-based writer, performance artist and producer, and Contact’s new Artistic Director and CEO. Keisha is also chair of radical arts funding body, Future’s Venture Foundation, a MOBO x London Theatre Consortium Fellow and a member of Greater Manchester Cultural and Heritage Group, and recipient of The Arts Foundation Theatre Makers Award 2021. In August 2020, she released a new mini-album, Ephemera, in collaboration with Tom “Werkha” Leah and featuring riveting cellist, Abel Selaocoe. Learn more here

Find out more about Werkha here, and Kwame Aseidu here

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  • Price
    £20 Full price | £15 Under 35 | £10 Concessions, plus 25% off with a Contact Membership
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
    TBC
  • Running
    TBC
  • Genre
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Tuesday 22 November 7:30pm
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