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Theatre Friday 14 October, 2022 7:30pm

Black Sheep by Livia Kojo Alour

TICKETS: Adult – £16, Concession – £14

Fusing physical theatre, spoken word, song and sword swallowing, the show is the story of a queer Black woman finding love, overcoming institutional racism and leaning into radical vulnerability.

Regularly gracing international stages as a renowned sword swallower, circus artist and dazzling burlesque artist, Livia Kojo Alour is also a poet, musician and theatre maker.
Speaking out about the challenges and repercussions facing Black women who dare to ditch stereotypes, Livia makes her solo Edinburgh Fringe debut with a frank and deeply personal show Black Sheep.
After moving from Germany to London over ten years ago to live and work in a more diverse community, Livia learned that life-long feelings of self-hatred and otherness are part internalised racism and part survival techniques. With a successful career under her stage name MisSa but tiring of playing someone else full-time, Black Sheep has been long in the
making, serving as a candid autobiographical work and a euphoric reclamation of Livia’s identity and ongoing fortitude.
Black Sheep is a story about a Black woman finding love and a testament of personal strength, developed through transcending the white gaze, overcoming institutional racism and leaning into radical vulnerability. Securing her place as a pivotal UK Queer Black voice while telling her story via a heady mix of physical theatre, spoken word, song and sword swallowing, Black Sheep is timely, unsettling and deeply personal.

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Dates & Tickets

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Friday 14 October, 2022 7:30pm Buy Tickets
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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 

Reviews

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Livia Kojo Alour belts out a song that fizzles with energy: a celebration of her life, and the power of saying no.”

Broadway Baby

“I cannot currently think of any artist more powerful and unique than Livia Kojo Alour, nor any piece of performance more resonant and poignant than Black Sheep”

Anne Clark, UK Poet & Spoken Word Artist

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