You Never See an Alien in an Afro


One microphone, one light, one man. Lemn Sissay is a unique voice in British culture. He brings his new one man show to Battersea Arts Centre for a first airing. Each night there'll be a Q & A which is part of the show itself.
You Never See an Alien in an Afro at Battersea Arts Centre

Image: Battersea Arts Centre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Battersea Arts Centre
Started: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Closed: Saturday 3 November 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 14+

Synopsis


One microphone, one light, one man.


Lemn Sissay is a unique voice in British culture.


He brings his new one man show You Never See an Alien in an Afro to Battersea Arts Centre for a first airing.


Each night there'll be a Q & A which is part of the show itself.


So, what is You Never See an Alien with an Afro?


Superman, Harry Potter and Lisbeth Salander all have one thing in common.


They were in care: fostered, orphaned, in children's homes or adopted.


From Greek Myths to Marvel films, Superheroes have enthralled Lemn with their adventures of war and epic battles for justice.


Lemn explores the origins of superheroes.


Where were they born and how did they come to be who they are?


Lemn examines their stories to see if his theory stands to reason.


That he might be a superhero.


That all children in care might be too.


His discovery reveals questions about our attitudes towards the real life superheroes lurking in our midst.


The more he looks, the more he finds that people who have been in care have too much in common with superheroes to ignore.


Lemn's unique style and singular sense of humour will have you both weeping and laughing.


You will walk away from Alien with a spring in your step, a smile on your face and a sense that you've changed.


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
Lavender Hill
Battersea
London SW11 5TN

Box office tel: 020 7223 2223

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 31 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 3 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£10

Concessions:
£5 for Care Leavers and people who work in the care system

Cast


Lemn Sissay

Creatives


Author: Lemn Sissay
Production: Lemn Sissay

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