Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Thu 01 February 2018

Spring 2018 | 
Written and Performed by Keisha Thompson | Directed by Benji Reid

**Relocated to Unity One due to popular demand**

" A poetic and eloquent piece of storytelling"
The Stage (more? >>)

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 to a number of check-points: cultural displacement, religious confusions, political paranoia, misplaced masculinity and more.

Suitable for ages 12yrs + and their families

Co-commissioned by STUN and Contact. Supported by Arts Council England, Apples & Snakes and Slate.



Writer and Performer: Keisha Thompson
Director: Benji Reid
Lighting Design & Production Manager: Andrew Crofts Set Design: Jim Bond Sound Design: Andrew Wong Creative Mentors: Yusra Warsarma, Ruby-Ann Paterson & Jack ‘Hobbit’ Hobbs Producer: Lauren Banks

Reviews & Feedback

" A poetic and eloquent piece of storytelling"
The Stage (more? >>)

★★★★1/2 - 90%
" A remarkable achievement"
The Reviews Hub (more? >>)

Manchester Theatre Awards

Originally commissioned by STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) in 2016, Keisha and Benji had a research and development period culminating in a sharing. Feedback from this included:

“Really quite phenomenal. Eloquence beyond poetic. Emotionally brave and true. Sharing vulnerable, universal themes of human existence and culturally relevant stories. Compelling and exquisitely sung, spoken and written”

“Thought provoking, artistic, beautiful”

“Phenomenal, emotional, moving”

“Fantastic, really moving, personal, funny”

show details

Dates: Thu 1 Feb 2018
Times: 8pm
Running time: TBC
Prices: £12.50 / £10.00
Age: Suitable for 12yrs +
Charges: £1 postage

Venue: Unity One