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Manchester School of Theatre presents


The Mercer family’s fortune started in the eighteenth century in England, increased via South African gems in the nineteenth, and is managed on an ethical basis today. When a modern Mercer begins digging beneath the surface of their history, the family’s past suddenly appears less clear-cut than the gems they once traded. Luminosity links a physic garden, a fabulous diamond and the colour of skin; exploring race and identity and the moral responsibility of representing the past.