Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak

From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).

Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.

However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.

The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).

Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.

The Gift

Closed 15 Feb 2020

Theatre Royal (Stratford East)

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

Image courtesy Theatre Royal (Stratford East)

Show details


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 …

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 12+

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.

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Postal address:
Gerry Raffles Square
London E15 1BN

Box office tel: 020 8534 0310

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for Theatre Royal (Stratford East)


Previews from:Wednesday 29 January 2020

Press night:Wednesday 29 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 15 February 2020

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Thursday - 2-30pm (13 Feb)

Saturday - 2-30pm

Running time: To be confirmed


From £10

Access information

BSL Performance ‑ Thu 13 Feb, 7.30pm

Captioned Performance ‑ Fri 14 Feb, 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance ‑ Sat 15 Feb, 2.30pm


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


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