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.
Dates & Tickets
|Friday 14 October, 2022