Keisha Thompson (UK)

Man on the Moon

A journey through space and time, fuelled by love, fear and afro-futurism

Eloquently combining storytelling with poetry, Keisha Thompson’s solo piece deals with her loving but complex relationship with her father.

When their communication through books, letters and symbols comes to an abrupt end, the daughter needs to find the courage to dive into her reclusive father’s world, a place buried deep in a profound sense of rootlessness and entangled in psychiatric issues.

In this affecting work, Keisha Thompson examines the ingredients of her identity, a twist in the family dynamic and the Black British female experience.

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Winner of the Best Studio Production, Manchester Theatre Awards 2018

Keisha Thompson is an artist of enormous talent, and her new show is profoundly personal, touchingly funny and arrestingly relevant.” John McGrath, director, Manchester International Festival
“Man on the Moon is a poetic and eloquent piece of storytelling.” The Stage ****
“Leaves you feeling like you have been chatting with a friend.” Manchester Theatre Awards ****


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