Why I don't hate white people

The child of an unlikely liaison between Wigan Social Services, Ethiopia and Eritrea, playwright, performer and broadcaster Lemn Sissay grew up in the villages of Lancashire. He didn’t know a black person until he was eighteen.

It wasn’t his fault. They just thought it was better that way. He spent most of his adult life searching for his family who were black like him. With his trademark sharp humour, Lemn investigates why it is that he doesn’t hate white people, in a whirlwind tour of race seen through the unique and intensely personal perspective of one man’s life.

Artist in residence at London’s Southbank Centre, Lemn’s work includes the publications Tender Fingers in a Clenched Fist, Rebel Without Applause and Listener and the plays Chaos By Design, Storm and Something Dark.

‘A clever, compassionate meditation on belonging. Theatre plus standup equalling thoughtful fun.’ - Evening Standard

*A Night Less Ordinary - There are a limited number of free tickets available for this performance to those aged 16-25. Please contact the box office for further details.

Thursday 4 March 2010 @ 8pm

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Lemn Sissay