Everything you thought about race is wrong. And if everything you thought about race is right, then are you the wrong race? Raised by a white family for 11 years in the North of England, poet, author, playwright and performer Lemn Sissay never knew another black person until he was 17. Sissay, the Southbank Centreâs Writer in Residence, borrows from his own background growing up in the care system, meditates on the many bizarre and sad reactions to his race, and fuses the lyrical and polemical in his first foray into the world of stand up. His work includes Tender Fingers in a Clenched Fist, Rebel Without Applause and his plays Chaos By Design, Storm, and Something Dark.Author Lemn Sissay. Producer Artsadmin. Producer Lyric Hammersmith. Director John E McGrath. Design Rachana Jadhav. Lighting Nigel Edwards. Costume Rachana Jadhav. Sound Simon McCorry.