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6th February, 2023

The Gift

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6th February, 2023
End Date:
16th February, 2023
Milton Court Studio Theatre

Brighton, 1862. A day in the life of Sarah Bonetta, 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?

And in the present; a day in the life of Sarah, a 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.

Janice Okoh’s The Gift is a play about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation – and tea. Ola Ince directs.

‘Clever and complex… a formally original and intellectual engagement with forgotten history, cross-racial adoption and the impact of imperialism on Black British lives today.‘ The Guardian

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