Man on the Moon

Keisha Thomson commissioned by STUN and Contact
Studio , Spoken Word
Saturday 3 February 2018

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.

With the use of poetry, looped sounds and story-telling, 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.

“Man on the Moon is a poetic and eloquent piece of storytelling” ★★★★ The Stage

“Man on the Moon is a remarkable achievement” ★★★★ Reviews Hub

“Leaves you feeling like you have been chatting with a friend rather than watching a play.” ★★★★ Manchester Theatre Awards

Watch some of Keisha Thomson's poetry here.

Listen to some of Keisha's music here

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

Age guide: 12+
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