Brother Insect

Dates and Times

Wed 13 - Thu 14 Nov 2019 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by Sea Sharp

There’s a swarm coming…   

In their first solo theatre show, established writer (Pushcart Prize winning poet and Prairie Seed Poetry Prize winning author), Sea Sharp has made use of spoken word in ways that metamorphose their emotively confrontational and politically charged work from the page onto the stage.  

Many would agree that we live in a racially diverse time with increased ethnic tolerance and cultural acceptance. There are now more mixed race families in existence than ever before.  America has had a black president. And no one dares to compete with the “Queen-B” (Beyoncé). But can symbols of progressive racial equality inherently mean we have achieved real racial sensitivity?  

Brother Insect explores what it means to navigate space invisibly, whilst being visibly black. 

Embodying the character of an extra-terrestrial who is ‘straight up bugging’ on a planet  haunted by shadowy ancestors and infested with privileged pests, Brother Insect spins a delicate web that is both stupidly playful and forebodingly dangerous, asking questions like: Is it possible to encourage liberation without poking the entire hive?  

…Don’t get stung!   

Brother Insect is presented in collaboration with New Queers on The Block, the Marlborough Theatre’s new touring and artist development initiative. Funded by Arts Council England, Jerwood Arts and The Space. 

About the company

SEA SHARP is a Pushcart Prize winner, a Hammer and Tongue poetry slam finalist and author of the Prairie Seed Poetry Prize winning collection, “The Swagger of Dorothy Gale”. Their second book, “Black Cotton,” will be published early 2020 through Waterloo Press with support from the Lit-Up mentoring scheme. They are black, queer and partially invisible.  | @seathepoet | seathepoet | Sea The Poet | #BrotherInsect 

Image credit (c) Rosie Powell Freelance

Upcoming Performances

Wed 13 Nov, 2019
9:00 pm
Thu 14 Nov, 2019
9:00 pm