Literature, Performance

I am not Friday at Manchester Central Library

I am not Friday
Manchester Central Library
4th August 2021

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I am not Friday

Libraries Connected and BBC Novels That Shaped The World bring you…

A new humorous and imaginative re-telling of the Robinson Crusoe story.

Often regarded as the first English novel, we’re all familiar with the basics of the Robinson Crusoe story: A man, a shipwreck to a desert Island, some survival skills that would give Bear Grylls a run for his money… and his faithful servant – Man Friday. But what if Robinson Crusoe got some things a bit…well, wrong? What if ‘Man’ Friday…wasn’t? And what if it wasn’t the first novel after all?

Performed by: Janelle Thompson

Written by: Joyce Branagh

Directed by: Alyx Tole

Music by: Zara Nunn

Sound Design: Andrew Glassford

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