THE MISEDUCATION OF LUNA KHAN

Wed 11 September, 07:00 PM, Leicester

A hijab-wearing teenager finds herself marooned on ‘The Heart of Suffering’, an island governed by an African scientist called Buckminster Abdullah, where she meets a cast of fairy-tale characters, including werewolves and fairy drag queens. 

Shane Solanki leads the musical cast in this satirical performance questioning what identity and belonging mean in an increasingly globalised world. Told through spoken word, film and music, The Miseducation of Luna Khan is a modern-day fable for grown-up children who feel lost at sea in the 21st century. 

Solanki’s live performances combine provocation and comedy with deft lyricism, offering poignant reflections on contemporary politics. His writing explores themes of social justice, including sustainability, gender equality, and the impacts of migration on culture and society.

“Magical realism meets gritty urban poetry, accompanied by soulful music” - ASIAN VOICE

Once upon a blue green rock
Underneath the tick and tock
A young princess named Luna Khan
Lived high up in a tower block
In a part of London town
Which local folks called Hackney
Though her heart was pure as gold,
Poor Luna was unhappy

Venue: Campus Centre Building 2.01 De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH

Suggested £5 donation. Tickets only available at the door. 

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