Plays by Keith Saha

Melody Loses Her Mojo

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Melody is in the care system and is out of control . . . the only thing that is constant in Melody’s life is her toy monster, Mojo. Blessing has come from Nigeria to stay with an ‘Aunty’, but when the relationship breaks down, she is trapped in the care system and longs to be back with her Nana in Lagos. Rizla has just left the care system. He has been taken in by some older guys in the local hostel and has found his new ‘family’.

Melody Loses Her Mojo is a bold, gritty and challenging story aimed at young people. It fuses Hip-hop theatre, dance, puppetry and street art to follow the amazing journeys of three remarkable young people, whose stories intertwine in a world full of magical and surreal moments.

Melody Loses Her Mojo received its world premiere at the Playhouse, Liverpool, on 20 September 2013 in a coproduction between 20 Stories High, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and the Curve, Leicester.

Keith Saha won the Brian Way Award 2011 for producing the UK's best new play for children and young people with his play Ghost Boy, a co-production with Contact and Birmingham Rep. His highly inventive, hard-hitting and challenging work fuses Hip-hop theatre with puppetry. Keith Saha is the Artistic Director of Twenty Stories High, a theatre company based in Liverpool.