July 20th 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission. Connect with the wonders of this fascinating celestial object as six female poets take to the stage to examine the theme of space and exploration.
In Lunar, Manchester Theatre Award winning Keisha Thompson mixes music and poetry and blends space exploration with afro-futurism to explore an unusual father daughter relationship.
‘A poetic and eloquent piece of storytelling.’ The Stage (Man on the Moon)
Isabelle Kenyon – 64 High-Flying Women takes 13 minutes and 40 slides to tell us about every one of the 64 women who’ve flown into space.
Katrina Porteous – Field is an astonishing marriage of poetry, music, science and space photographs that explores the strange quantum worlds created at the Big Bang.
Hannah Lasagne – Escape Velocity is about Star Trek, the first moon landing and being stuck on Earth. Hannah yearns for her own escape velocity when the most complex technology she owns is an Etch-A-Sketch.
Lisa Louise Lovebucket – If We Knew Why, We Wouldn’t Be Doing It Is a poetic story about a pilgrimage to reset the universe. Lisa had no idea the journey would involve wizards, time dancers, false teeth, sperm hats, and sending an interpretive dance into space.
Katie Greenbrown – Stargazers Is an epic tale of love, loss and star gazing. A dealer and an Astrophysicist try to make it work among the tower blocks of a half imagined future.
Join us as we focus our sights on the Moon and take flight.