As part of the SheCAN initiative our remit to get more Black women and WOC to experience theatre who may not always find it affordable or accessible or who may want to work in theatre.
SheCAN aims to create opportunities and experiences for women age 18-40 (there is no age restrictions with free tickets) within the creative industries, from mentoring to jobs to training. We have teamed up with Queens of Sheba the multi-award winning “theatrical firework” now on tour following 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. Music, misogyny, 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. Written by Jessica L. Hagan and devised by the company. Nouveau Riché is an exciting, diverse, multi-award winning, creative movement and winners of the Untapped 2018 Award and Edinburgh Stage Award 2018. The critically-acclaimed play is adapted for the stage by Ryan Calais Cameron. Tosin Alabi (ROUNDHOUSE, UNICORN THEATRE) Eshe Asante (CHANNEL 4: Humans, OVALHOUSE ) and Elisha Robin (Fish Eye, YOUNG VIC, Twelfth Night) will join Koko Kwaku, reprising her role for the national tour.
This competition is only open to women and there is not age restriction to our tickets giveaways! To get tickets share this post and email the editor with two to three lines on why you want the tickets. ( editor @ alt – africa (dot) com). Lucky ticket holders may be able to attend the press night in London in November. Entry closes 1st November. We have four tickets to give away.
NOUVEAU RICHÉ AND OMNIBUS THEATRE PRESENT
Queens of Sheba: On Tour
26 SEPT – 29 NOV
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Interview with Director Jessica Kalissa here