Keisha Thompson: Man on the Moon

Date:Tue 30 Oct
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

The award-winning Man on the Moon is a journey through space and time, fuelled by love, fear and Afro-futurism.

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 Keisha 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 storytelling, 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.

"a poetic and eloquent piece of storytelling" The Stage ★★★★


"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 ★★★★

“brilliantly written and well-structured narrative on a fascinating subject” Quiet Man Dave

“Man on the Moon is a remarkable achievement” Reviews Hub ★★★★ ½ 

“A stunning and simple performance that doesn’t need anything but its words and story to stop you in your tracks.” State of the Arts 

Age: 12+

Duration: 1hr 20 (approx.)

Bar and box office open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


Commissioned by Contact and STUN

Supported by Arts Council England, Apples & Snakes and Slate

Writer and Performer: Keisha Thompson 

Director: Benji Reid 

Set Designer & Maker: Jim Bond 

Lighting Designer: Andrew Crofts

Sound Designer: Andrew Wong 

Creative Mentors: Yusra Warsama, Ruby-Ann Patterson and Hobbit 

Show Producer: Lauren Banks