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True Stories

 “We need to have more platforms like this. Platforms that help bring narratives to an audience that have never heard them before”

Learn about True Stories in a short video here where Remi, the Creative Produce of True Stories and founder of Truth Be Told explains more.


There’s a story behind every face that you couldn’t make up.

True Stories  journeys through dark moments, unsettling and captivating personal stories of four different artists. Their foundations and art forms may come from all over the world, but they all have one thing in common; each of their stories is true.

Seamlessly blending spoken word, instrumentation, hip-hop, singing and storytelling, this new show explores emotions of human fallibility, including depression, a broken heart, modern slavery, disappointment and let down of an alcoholic parent.

You can find out more about True Stories here.

These four wonderful artists take us on a journey of sadness and healing through their ‘TRUE STORIES’

Remi Adefeyisan – Critically acclaimed lyricist, spoken word artist

Ilona Krieva – University of Salford Graduate professional actress

Sarah Yaseen – Sufi singer songwriter and guitar

Wayne Pilgrim – Expression through movement physical performer

Produced by Remi Adefeyisan, Truth Be Told brings together people from different backgrounds who have settled into Manchester trying to integrate into the wider community. The aim is to challenge the BAME community to access the world of Art, thus help challenge the obstructions felt, wanting the help to integrate.

“The framework for True Stories is dramatic and striking… Feels like a grab-bag of ideas and some of them are very good indeed.” – Manchester Theatre Awards

“True Stories journeys through four talented artists’ stories of sadness and healing… A collection of stories told through different mediums, and all having an impact that creates different emotions throughout the audience.” – The Northern Quota

★★★★ “There’s no doubt we need to see more of Truth Be Told; it’s time there are more platforms for performers like these in True Stories.” – North West End

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