Lemn Sissay

    Something Dark

    Saturday 23 September

    A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of the acclaimed one-man play by celebrated performance poet, Lemn Sissay.

    Suitable for ages 14+

    Poet, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay returns to the place of his childhood to perform for the first time ever. 

    Something Dark tells the story of Lemn Sissay’s upbringing in children’s homes and foster care in Wigan, and the search for his family and true identity. Originally directed by John McGrath (National Theatre of Wales/MIF/Contact), and commissioned by Contact and Battersea Arts Centre, Something Dark has been performed throughout the world to great critical acclaim. 

    Followed by a Q&A with the audience.

    Tickets available from Monday 26 June

    Outstanding. The warmth from the audience and the clarity of storytelling made

    me proud to be at this event. Laughter and tears. The journey of Lemn in Something

    Dark leads to incredible light. 

    George Spender, Oberon Books

    Photograph Hamish Brown  2017