HomePast work Moonwhile

Date: June 2020
Commission partner: ACE x Poet in the City
Description: Following the success of solo show, Man on the Moon, the songs from the show were reimagined as a six-track EP, Moonwhile.


This piece premiered at King’s Place in association with Poet in the City. Ricocheting between themes of love, masculinity, forgiveness and cultural displacement, poet Keisha Thompson with cellist Bonnie Schwarz presents a vividly imagined Afrofuturistic performance that ripples with looped sound and sweeping waves of Neo-Soul.

Brought to life through songs from her show Man on the Moon, Thompson pieces together a delicately autobiographical story navigating the space between herself and her socially withdrawn father. Exploring the complex world of their orbiting relationship, Moonwhile deconstructs the impact of mental health on family dynamic, particularly within the context of the Black British experience.

A spin-off from the award-winning Man on the Moon theatre show. SheBeKeke presents Moonwhile. A collage of sounds, samples and spoken word. This poetic EP brings a new focus to her relationship with her reclusive father.


Released: June 3, 2019

Written by: Keisha Thompson, Andrew Wong, Ruby-Ann Patterson, Bonnie Schwarz, Lewis Jones
*except for Man on the Moon which was written by Moses Sumney

​Vocals: Keisha Thompson

Cello: Bonnie Schwarz

Produced by: Andrew Wong

*except for Alchemy which was produced by Keisha Thompson & Lewis Jones and except for Man On The Moon which was produced by Lewis Jones

Mixed by: Lewis Jones & Andrew Wong

Recording Engineer: Lewis Jones

Supported by Arts Council England and Spirit Studios