Manorism: An Adaptation by Yomi Ṣode
In a Southbank Centre commission, the poet’s examination of the lives of Black British men and boys is adapted for the stage.
‘Most nights, my son whispers I love you then rests his head on my chest,
long enough to birth a new fear of death.
Is this how it works?
The estimation of risk, the feeling of a tired squeeze.
And all I have to lose right there, looking up at me.’
Yomi Ṣode’s debut collection Manorism explores family, survival, generational trauma and the complexities of belonging – it is an examination of the lives of Black British men and boys.
Join us for a fun, heart-warming, heart-breaking, immersive adaptation experimenting with live poetry, dance, projection and music.
This adaption is written by Yomi Ṣode and directed by Philip J Morris. Myah Jeffers is the dramaturg and Melo-Zed is the composer. Movement is staged by Kenrick Sandy with visuals by Darryl Daley. Manorism is produced by Natalie Fiawoo.
Commissioned by the Southbank Centre
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For ages 16+
The performance on Saturday 8 October is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).
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