Black Holes

A short afrofuturist history of the universe.


Join us as we retell the history of the universe; from the big bang through to the universe's death. Orbiting this initial site of birth/ destruction and framing history as one long disaster movie, we'll race our way through everything that has every happened.


Black Holes funks up alternatives, asking the big questions on a small/ short scale: How did it all start? Where did it all go wrong? How will it all end? Could we save the universe from eating itself alive?



Choreographed, written and performed by Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley


With quotes from Octavia Butler, David Bowie, Brian Cox, George Clinton, Samuel Delany, Morgan Freeman and Sun Ra


Costume and set design by Annie Pender


Music sampled from 'Man's Best Friend/ Loopzilla' by George Clinton, remixed by Alexandrina and Seke


Kindly supported by Camden People's Theatre's seed commissions for artists from a BAME background and Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts. Additional support from The Yard Theatre.


Photos: Katarzyna Perlak

Photo: Katarzyna Perlak