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STARS: An Afrofuturist Space Odyssey, presented by Tamasha Theatre Company

Meet Mrs: an old lady who goes into outer space... in search of her own orgasm. Isn’t that where all orgasms go?   

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 that, on selected nights, transforms into a celebratory club night, with multiple DJs and accessible for all.   

A ‘concept album on stage’ the hugely original, STARS is the latest jewel from internationally acclaimed theatremaker and Alfred Fagon award-winner Mojisola Adebayo. Previous works 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. 

Illustration by Candice Purwin. 

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THE PINCH TICKET 

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  • Price
    Full Price: £18 | Under 35: £15 | Concessions: £10 | Contact Membership: 50% off
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
    14+
  • Running
    90 minutes
  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Tuesday 9 May 7:30pm
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Wednesday 10 May 7:30pm
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Thursday 11 May 7:30pm
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