The Gift

The Gift - NHB Modern Plays

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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 living 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…

An outrageous play about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation - and tea - Janice Okoh's The Gift premiered at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry in January 2020, followed by a UK tour, including a run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in London. It was a co-production between Eclipse Theatre Company and the Belgrade Theatre, and directed by Dawn Walton.

Book information

ISBN: 9781848429475
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 822.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 142g
Height: 179mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 10mm