Black Sheep

Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 8:00 pm


After moving from Germany to London over ten years ago to live and work in a more diverse community, renowned sword swallower, circus artist and dazzling burlesque artist Livia Kojo Alour learned that life-long feelings of self-hatred and otherness are part internalised racism and part survival techniques. With a successful career under her stage name MisSa, but tiring of playing someone else full-time, Black Sheep has been long in the making, serving as a candid autobiographical work and a euphoric reclamation of Livia’s identity and ongoing fortitude.

Black Sheep is a story about a Black woman finding love and a testament of personal strength, developed through transcending the white gaze, overcoming institutional racism and leaning into radical vulnerability. Securing her place as a pivotal UK Queer Black voice while telling her story via a heady mix of physical theatre, spoken word, song and sword swallowing, Black Sheep is timely, unsettling and deeply personal.

Suitable for ages 14+

“A vivid and compelling memoir”  ★★★★ The Scotsman 

“Livia Kojo Alour belts out a song that fizzles with energy” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby


  • Date: Wednesday 29 March 2023

  • Time: 8:00 pm

  • Location: Shearwood Road Sheffield S10 2TD

  • Price: £13 Full / £8 Concessions / £6 TUoS Staff & Students

Buy tickets