The award-winning Man on the Moon is a 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 Keisha follow a trail of breadcrumbs that lead her to a number of check-points: cultural displacement, religious confusions, political paranoia, misplaced masculinity and more.
With the use of poetry, looped sounds and storytelling, 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.
This event takes place at STUN Studio
STUN Studio, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Directed by Benji Reid
Manchester Theatre Award Winner 2018.
Commissioned by STUN and Contact.
Supported by Apples & Snakes, Slate and by public funding through Arts Council England.
Part of Manchester Science Festival
Thursday 18 October – Sunday 28 October 2018
Play with science, create something amazing and discover art, workshops, performances and big experience at England’s largest science festival. For all ages, across Greater Manchester. Check out the website for more info: manchestersciencefestival.com