Drama

The Gift

Eclipse Theatre & Belgrade Theatre Coventry

Thu 27 — Sat 29 Feb

at Theatre Royal

Written by Janice Okoh.
Directed by Dawn Walton.

An outrageous play about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation…and tea.

Brighton 1852. A day in the life of Sarah, an African girl, adopted by Queen Victoria and raised in the Queen’s circles. Today is the eve of her having to return to Africa but will she go?

The Present. A day in the life of Sarah, a black middle-class woman staying in a Cheshire village with her husband and small child. They are paid a visit by well-meaning neighbours who have something to confess…

The two Sarahs meet Queen Victoria for tea. This won’t be your regular tea party…

The fourth national tour born from Revolution Mix – an Eclipse movement that is spearheading the largest ever delivery of new Black British stories. The first Revolution Mix story was the sell-out production of Black Men Walking and the second, this year’s highly acclaimed Princess & The Hustler.

Powerful, political, lyrical.

The Stage on Black Men Walking

A crucial slice of black British history.

The Guardian on Princess and The Hustler

The company making strides in telling black Britain’s lost stories.

The Stage

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