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Pink Lemonade

Written and performed by Mika Johnson

The 18 best shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – The Stage ★★★★

Falling for Simmi was sweet like sugar, until the taste turned bitter. And then there’s Token Toni who loves a bitta bashment and only dates Black/Brown womxn - she ain’t much better. My barber holds the cure to my lesbian urges and straight women are like junk food.

Poetry, movement and original beats underscore this story about learning to accept yourself and saying goodbye to a love turned sour.

“Your anxiety must of got lost in the smoke,
cuz there’s that chair behind me,
I slump nervously,
Your hands are over me,
Quietly you tell me,
I’ve never given anyone a lap dance before,
WHAAAAAAT?”

Pink Lemonade was created with support from Arts Council England, Talawa, Gate Theatre and the Derby Theatre Sustained Theatre Fund in association with In Good Company and Tamasha.

Pink Lemonade is available for touring in 2020, please contact charlotte@thequeerhouse.com for details.

About Mika

Mika is an actor, writer and performance artist from Nottingham, now based in London. Their current work is created through multidisciplinary practice and is centred around identity and intersectionality.

Mika has showcased work across the UK at theatres including at Battersea Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, Curve, Derby Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and Rich Mix and in Canada at Toronto FAC. You can follow Mika on Twitter @MikaJ_Artist

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Collaborators:

Director: Emily Aboud
Set Design: Lydia Birgani-Nia
Lighting Design: Martha Godfrey
Sound Design: Xana and Juga Naut
Outside Eye: Rachael Young
Movement Consultant: Amarnah Amuludun

Originally co-produced by HighTide

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The Queer Review ★★★★★

Photos: Max Zadeh