After being turned away from a nightclub for being “too black”, a group of friends’ lives are changed forever when confronted with misogynoir in its most vicious form. Jessica L. Hagan’s debut play Queens of Sheba sheds light on the lives of everyday women battling what shouldn’t be an everyday problem: the collision of racism and misogyny.
Through poetry, movement and gripping storytelling, the award-winning piece delicately retells the stories of a real-life incident that occurred at a London nightclub in 2015, retold by four women who reaffirm the joys of sisterhood – implicating us in an hour-long journey of laughter and reflection.
Part-devised by the company and produced by Nouveau Riché, don’t miss your chance to see the hilarious and thought-provoking Queens of Sheba.
Nouveau Riché is a multi-award-winning arts production company and an ever-expanding creative movement. In under two years, this dedicated team of passionate artists have sold out the Edinburgh Fringe, won the 2018 Edinburgh Stage Award and The Untapped Award – while collaborating with the likes of New Diorama Theatre, Soho Theatre and Tiger Aspect.
Working to develop exciting Black British talent and produce hard-hitting new work, this company is one to watch not just in 2019 but for years to come.
“There are four very different and unique women on stage, but they speak as one. They are united in their urgency and anger but that voice is balanced by their palpable support of one other on stage – vocally and emotionally.” – The Stage
★★★★ “Nouveau Riché’s pared-back piece has insight, power and beautiful a cappella singing.” – The Guardian
★★★★ “[A] theatrical firework, in which four terrific performers burst across the stage using song, movement and spoken word to examine Misogynoir” – The Independent
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