Circus City: Black Sheep – By Livia Kojo Alour

Fusing physical theatre, spoken word & song ‘Black Sheep’ is the story of a queer Black woman finding love, after retiring from her full-time job as sword swallower. The story is taking the audience on a journey from overcoming institutional racism to leaning into radical vulnerability.

After moving from Germany to London over ten years ago to live and work in a more diverse community, Livia 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. Performed with live music by Andrew Sinclair John.

Image shows a black artist on stage in front of a microphone. They are holding feathers and have sticky labels attached to them.

Dates & Times: Friday 6th & Saturday 7th of October – 7:30pm
Saturday evening’s performance will include BSL interpretation

Prices: Full Price £12, Concessions £10
Location: St Paul’s Church, BS2 8SJ

The seating configuration for our performances is flexible, but as standard, our main seating area is raked. The front rows are level and accessible, and aisle seats are available. Please get in touch to reserve seats in these rows are required.

Please note that seating in our Gallery is accessed via a flight of stairs and is not accessible for audience members who may find stairs difficult or impractical.

Wheelchair and step-free access can be found at our side entrance. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance.

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Main Entrance: Stepped Access

For performances, our main double doors serve as the principle entrance. This entrance consists of three steps up to the Box Office foyer, and three further steps up to the main building. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance.

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Free Tickets for Carers

If you are a dedicated carer accompanying a paying visitor who is disabled, you are eligible for a free ticket (limited to one carer per paying visitor). To book your ticket, please give us a call on 0117 9477288 or email

Circomedia does not issue refunds unless the event is cancelled or postponed to a date on which you are unable to attend.