29 January 2017
A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of this acclaimed one-man play by celebrated performance poet Lemn Sissay. Shot through with lyrical beauty and sharp humour, Something Dark tells the story of Lemn's upbringing, and his search for his family and true identity, after he was put into foster care by his Ethiopian mother. It was adapted for BBC Radio 3 in 2005.
‘A triumph’ The Scotsman
‘A big-hearted pleasure’ Time Out
Lemn Sissay MBE is the author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art, and plays. He was an official poet for the London Olympics. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London, in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and the Olympic Park. Sissay is Associate Artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox Club and The Reader Organisation, and inaugural trustee of World Book Night.
Running time 90 minutes