Pink Lemonade at Contact

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Pink Lemonade at Contact
Image courtesy of Bronwen Sharp.

Pink Lemonade at Contact Theatre, Manchester, 23–27 November 2021, from £5.00 - Book now

Blending an original electronic dance track with poetry and movement, Pink Lemonade is an explosive autobiographical performance piece about sexuality, identity and self-discovery.

Created and performed by Mika Onyx Johnson, we’re thrilled that Pink Lemonade continues the trailblazing Reopening Season at Contact. Mika Onyx Johnson is a writer, actor and performance artist from Nottingham, now based in London. Invigorating and powerful, Pink Lemonade traces Johnson’s story and their negotiation of two different, though equally toxic relationships, with two women.

An explosive autobiographical performance piece about sexuality, identity and self-discovery.

Just as Mika begins to feel comfortable in their own body, they find themselves navigating two relationships, with two different women. Blending spoken word, pulsating movement and hypnotic storytelling, the performance tells the story of Mika’s connection with bar manager Simmi who refuses to admit that she is gay, and Token Toni who only dates ‘black and brown butches’ and uses Mia as an accessory.

The show was a huge hit when it played at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was named as one of The Stage’s 18 best shows of the festival.

Blending spoken word, pulsating movement and hypnotic storytelling.

Described as ‘dynamic, witty and moving’ (The Scotsman), the performance pivots around these deeply personal relationships as a way of illuminating aspects of modern life relating to race, class, gender and sexuality.

Originally co-produced by HighTide, Pink Lemonade has been created by The Queer House in association with Bush Theatre.

Pink Lemonade at Contact Theatre, Manchester

23–27 November 2021
From £5.00

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