Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre presents

Queens of Sheba

Written by Jessica L. Hagan and devised by the company

“Then they give unrequested information about a gap year, in an orphanage, in The Congo, even though I’m from St Lucia and I don’t like children!”

The multi-award winning “theatrical firework” (Independent) arrives in Manchester following critically acclaimed sold-out runs in London and Edinburgh.

Turned away from a nightclub for being “too black”, four women take to the stage with their own explosive true stories.

The music and the misogyny, the dancing and the drinking, the women and the (white) men. Loosely based on the DSRKT nightspot incident of 2015, Queens of Sheba tells the hilarious, moving and uplifting stories of four passionate Black Women battling everyday misogynoir – where sexism meets racism.

Nouveau Riché is an exciting, diverse, multi-award winning, creative movement and winners of the Untapped 2018 Award and Edinburgh Stage Award 2018.

★★★★ “Queens of Sheba is the beauty that comes when the authentic voice of the marginalised is given room to breathe… I for one can’t wait for their next offering… A tour de force.” – Quays Life

“The singing and dancing gave the performance an almost intimate feel… A powerful production with a strong cast and a strong message… Highlights just how far we still have to go in the struggle against the forces of racism and sexism.” – Mancunion

“An explosive piece of theatre that is engaging, laced with humour, and hugely empowering… Provides a strong tonic for these increasingly divisive times we live in.” – The Play’s The Thing

“Undeniably potent… 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… Provides both joy and entertainment without pandering to its audience.” – The Guardian

★★★★ “[A] theatrical firework, in which four terrific performers burst across the stage using song, movement and spoken word to examine Misogynoir.” – Independent

Want to know more about Nouveau Riché?

  • Recommended age 12+
  • Running time 60 mins
  • This show contains moderate swearing
  • £12.50 full / £10.50 conc
  • Want to see two shows in one night? For £20 full / £18 conc see Queens of Sheba + Word on Tue 1 Oct; or see Queens of Sheba + Pizza Shop Heroes on Fri 4 or Sat 5 Oct. Discount will be added automatically to your basket.
  • Relaxed performance on Wed 2 Oct, 19:00
  • Click here to download the relaxed performance guide