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.
Featuring music by Sun Ra, Jamila Woods, Floating Points, and more, the soundtrack to STARS is seamlessly interwoven into the text. Prepare to be immersed in a magical musical experience!
“Moving, powerful, inclusive, important… I haven’t stopped thinking about STARS. That’s what good theatre should do.”
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.