9 August 2023
Did the Sun want me (or did I just misunderstand?)
Moi Ko Productions, part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023
Queer multicultural theatre makers explore isolation and the saviour of a companionship in their new play
Queer, multicultural theatre makers Moi Ko explore isolation and the saviour of a companionship in their new play Did the Sun want me (or did I just misunderstand?). Inspired by the question: “How does trying to escape a world that seems inescapable affect the ways we relate to each other as queer people?”, this original absurdist theatre piece follows the journey of Person through an eerie, alternate dimension as they encounter odd entities of this off-beat land. They form an ally-ship with a creature named Markum, and together attempt an escape.
Did the Sun want me (or did I just misunderstand?) is Moi Ko’s second production, completed with sustainably sourced, camp and delicately hand-crafted scenography, giving life to a lamp-plant oracle and capturing the ephemerality of whispers. This show is perfect for any fans of queer theory and literature, contemporary experimental work and absurdist theatre. It is a lyrical, comical, and allegorical prose about struggling with loneliness and isolation inspired by queer ways of forming family.
Part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023.
Moi Ko is a collection of queer, multicultural performance artists, visual artists, musicians and applied theatre practitioners. Most have recently graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Their first production was a sapphic version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that focused on the untold love story between Hermia and Helena. The performances took place in the forest of Hampstead Heath at night. Their current production was written by the two directors and premiered at the National Student Drama Festival in Manchester at the Contact Theatre, receiving reviews such as:
“So much detail had been paid to absolutely everything. It felt crafted from beginning to end”
“Watching this was like a fever dream. The whole performance was absolutely incredible”
“Large yet meticulous physicality”
“Absolutely beautiful, struck some fear upon us and the costumes were impeccable”.
Estimated running time
Full-time students, those aged under 16, senior citizens, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU
None to show.
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