Her quest is sparked by three encounters: a young neighbour who discloses a secret, an old friend who reveals she is intersex, and a would-be lesbian lover in a launderette who offers Mrs two drops of her own pressed lavender and a smile that says, ‘I handle delicates with care’.
Told through one woman and a live DJ, with projected animation and captions, STARS is a moving and joyful, sensitive yet funny, Afrofuturist odyssey that, on selected nights, transforms into a celebratory club night, with multiple DJs and accessible for all.
A ‘concept album on stage’ the hugely original, STARS is the latest jewel from internationally acclaimed theatremaker and Alfred Fagon award-winner Mojisola Adebayo. Previous works include FAMILY TREE (ATC, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, and Brixton House 2023), NOTHELLO (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 2022), MUHAMMAD ALI AND ME (2008 and 2016), I STAND CORRECTED (2012) and MOJ OF THE ANTARCTIC (2005) (all Ovalhouse, London).
STARS is a Tamasha and Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) co-production.