Altered Skin presents

When We See Ourselves

Thu 11 Jul, 2024

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Thu 11th July, 5.00pm
Price: £6
The story of two different people who meet by chance and fall in love is very familiar, but when those differences include ethnicity, things can get complicated.

When Jamaican heritage Vanessa meets Indian heritage Aravindan, their romance quickly takes a serious turn when cultural differences and parental disapproval threaten to break their deep connection.

This 21st century relationship is set against the life of 18th century botanist Carl Linneaus whose system classifying living things, including people by skin colour, had far-reaching and devastating consequences. Using Altered Skin’s trademark blend of movement and sharply written text, this deceptively simple story provides a framework to explore far deeper themes.

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Time: 5:00pm
Performance duration: 30 minutes (followed by Q&A)


Standard: £6


Writer & Director

Shane Shambu


Gail Babb

Cultural Consultant

Funmi Adewole

Script Consultant

Arzhang Pezhman


Kimisha Lewis, Rav Moore, Taja Christian & Hamza Ali

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Thu 11th July, 5.00pm
Price: £6