The Gift


An outrageous comedy drama about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation and drinking tea.
The Gift at the Theatre Royal (Stratford East)

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Overview


Genre: Comedy drama
Venue: Theatre Royal (Stratford East)
Starts: Wednesday 29 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 15 February 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


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.


Synopsis


An outrageous comedy drama about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation and drinking 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 …


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Gerry Raffles Square
Stratford
London E15 1BN

Box office tel: 020 8534 0310

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 29 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 15 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm (13 Feb)

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


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Access information


BSL Performance ‑ Thu 13 Feb, 7.30pm

Captioned Performance ‑ Fri 14 Feb, 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance ‑ Sat 15 Feb, 2.30pm


Creatives


Author: Janice Okoh
Director: Dawn Walton
Production: Eclipse Theatre and Belgrade Theatre Coventry

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