mandla rae/Switchflicker Productions present
as british as a watermelon
When: Thursday 29th July 2021
Performance Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential)
Running Time: Approx. 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 14+
Live Audience: Socially distanced tickets will be available and will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions.
Online Audience: The performance will be live streamed
“My name is mandla.
It means power.
I gave it to myself.”
mandla rae has a selective memory and they are scrambling to piece together their life. as british as a watermelon questions what it means to belong through exploring mandla’s fragmented asylum and migration memories.
Told through an unflinching autofiction narrative, weaving poetry and storytelling with destruction and colourful chaos, you are invited to join mandla as they rise from the dead and reclaim their misplaced power.
Produced by Switchflicker Productions/Jayne Compton
Director/Editor/Sound Design: Graham Clayton-Chance
Costume: John Krausa
Creative Advisors Sonia Hughes and Jo Fong
Director of Photography Benjamin Liddell
Set Designer Michael Hankin
Outside Eye Dan Watson
Production Manager Phil Buckley
Conceived with support and encouragement of rage from Mother’s Bloomers (Mothers Ruin Artist Development Scheme).
Supported by Contact, Arts Council England, GM LGBTQ Arts and Culture Network Bursary, The Lowry’s Untitled Residency 2020.
Commissioned by Contact and Hope Mill Theatre’s Turn on Fest 2020.