I Wish I Had A Moustache

23 Oct

I Wish I Had A Moustache – Keisha Thompson


Can you be a modern-day feminist and also feel the immemorial need to shave your legs? How much are we willing to consciously change about ourselves before the soul disowns us?

A coming of age story that explores beauty, gender anxieties and the taboo of body hair. Can you be a modern day feminist and also feel the immemorial need to shave your legs?

Join performance poet Keisha Thompson on her comedic, at times disturbing, journey to find out if she has a problem with her gender, her culture or just herself.

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Director: Martin Visceral, Movement: Darren Pritchard

Commissioned by Contact and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 


Presented during Black Gold Arts Festival, celebrating the success of culturally diverse performances developed in partnership with Sustained Theatre Up North [STUN].

Black Gold Arts Festival features recent work by black artists from the North developed through Manchester’s STUN Studio and produced around the city. All the shows are tour-ready, have been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike, and have strong workshop and engagement packages.

Manchester is rich in culturally diverse performing arts talent and STUN has been increasingly important in making sure that talent has the space to experiment and thrive. Besides celebrating this, STUN also wants to support and bring new BAME talent forward. Black Gold is a big arts party festival with just a sample of awards-nominated and award-winning artists, and a seed commission for a culturally diverse newcomer. To give folks even more reason to celebrate, STUN is announcing £2,000 commission for a new work by a BAME Northern performance practitioner.

For the first Black Gold Arts Festival, don’t miss shows by four outstanding Mancunians: 

Alaska, by Cheryl Martin; Body of Light by Darren Pritchard; I Wish I Had A Moustache by Keisha Thomson; Amsterdam by Chanje Kunda.

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