Dates and Times

Tue 14 - Wed 15 Nov at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Part of our Autumn 2017 programme. Browse the full season here. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Chanje Kunda


“The sun is a flaming cocktail of hydrogen
Literally too hot to handle
Hot enough to melt a landing probe
I have the same fire in me”

Superposition will take you down the rabbit hole of physics: from the quantum world of the tiny to the expanses of the universe – via a lap dancing club – seeking to answer the big questions in life:

What are the real laws of attraction?
How do we satisfy our longing to connect?
What is my place in the universe?
What makes me, me?

A playful journey of discovery: about science; about sensuality; about spirituality; about ourselves and how our bodies magically mirror the universe through the constellations of particles twinkling within us.

Clever, accessible and engaging, Chanje Kunda fuses spoken word, live art and movement to celebrate sensuality, in a paradoxical but hugely entertaining one woman show.

Developed With the Lowry in association with Contact, STUN and hÅb

Writer & Performer:  Chanje Kunda
Director: Peader Kirk
Lighting: Nigel Edwards
Movement Consultant: Fay Warne
Literary Consultant: Malika Booker
Creative Development: Benji Reid
Producer: Michaela Waldram-Jones

The performance on Wednesday 15th will be BSL interpreted by Jacqui Beckford

The poet using pole dancing to explain particle physicals. Click here to read BBC News interview with Chanje on Superposition

About the company

Chanje Kunda is a Mancunian/Zambian poet, playwright and performer. She is known as both a spoken word artist and a theatre maker. Her most recent award-winning production Amsterdam was at CPT in 2014.  In 2015 Chanje was commissioned by the BBC to make a short film Physics. This led her to begin exploring science, female sensuality and Afro-futurism which were the makings of Superposition. Chanje is resident artist of the Manchester International Festival and is supported by the ‘Developed With the Lowry’ programme.

Image credit: Lwimbo Kunda. | @ChanjeKunda

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