Plays by Keith Saha

Black  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Nikki doesn't think her dad is a racist … He just cares deeply about his community … But when a Zimbabwean family move in over the road, the dog won't stop barking … The local kids start lobbing stones … And her dad starts laying down the law.

Black is a hard-hitting play about racial tensions in the UK today 

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.

She's Leaving Home  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

At 15, Kelsey has her whole life in front of her and feels that she has everything she wants: good mates, a supportive family and big ambitions. But as the years roll by she slowly realises that leaving home to fulfill her dreams isn't as easy as she first imagined.

She's Leaving Home was commissioned by Culture Liverpool as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles seminal album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
 

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.