The Gift

The Round

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

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Presented by Eclipse Theatre and Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Written by Janice Okoh
Directed by Dawn Walton

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10 March - 11 March 2020
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An outrageous play about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation…and tea. 

Brighton, 1862. 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, the highly acclaimed Princess & The Hustler.

Age guidance: 14+
(contains nudity)


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

★★★★★
Powerful, political, lyrical.”
The Stage on Black Men Walking

★★★★
“Haunting, humane and ultimately charming.”
The List on Black Men Walking
 
★★★★★
“Funny, moving and characterful.”
Bristol Live on Princess & The Hustler

★★★★
"Richly textured, passionate and enormously affecting. Beautiful.”
The Times on Princess & The Hustler


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Tuesday 10 March 2020, 7.30pm

Wednesday 11 March 2020, 1.30pm

Wednesday 11 March 2020, 7.30pm

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