Meet Mrs: an old lady who goes into outer space... in search of her own orgasm. Isn’t that where all orgasms go?
A ‘concept album on stage’ the hugely original, STARS is the latest jewel from internationally acclaimed theatremaker and Alfred Fagon award-winner Mojisola Adebayo.
Her quest is sparked by three encounters: a young neighbour who discloses a secret, an old friend who reveals she is intersex, and a would-be lesbian lover in a launderette who offers Mrs two drops of her own pressed lavender and a smile that says, ‘I handle delicates with care’.
Told through one woman and a live DJ, with projected animation and captions, STARS is a moving and joyful, sensitive yet funny, Afrofuturist odyssey accessible for all.
Previous works from Mojisola Adebayo include FAMILY TREE (ATC, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, and Brixton House 2023), NOTHELLO (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 2022), MUHAMMAD ALI AND ME (2008 and 2016), I STAND CORRECTED (2012) and MOJ OF THE ANTARCTIC (2005) (all Ovalhouse, London).
STARS is a Tamasha and Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) co-production.
Directors Gail Babb and S. Ama Wray
Designer Miriam Nabarro
Animation Artist Candice Purwin
Music Direction + DJ Mixes Debo Adebayo
Lighting Design Nao Nagai
Creative Captions Stephen Lloyd
Illustration by Candice Purwin.
This performance contains some strong language, sexual content, audience interaction, haze and smoke, a naked flame, depictions of mental illness, and references to abuse, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and sexual violence.
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