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Bush Theatre: First Look Rehearsal Images “THE HIGH TABLE, Debut Play by TEMI WILKEY

An epic family drama played out between the heavens and earth, The High Table is the hilarious and heartbreaking debut play from Temi Wilkey which opens at the Bush Theatre on 8 February and transfers to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 25 March.  The cast is Stefan Adegbola, Jumoké Fashola, Ibinabo Jack, Cherrelle Skeete, and David Webber, alongside musician Mohamed Gueye.

The company rehearsals 'The High Table' by Temi Wilkey Bush Theatre. Photo Helen Murray.
The company rehearsals ‘The High Table’ by Temi Wilkey Bush Theatre. Photo Helen Murray.

‘That’s actually what me and Leah came here to talk to you about. Look- there’s no easy way of saying this, but… Leah and I are getting married.’

The dresses are chosen, the venue’s booked and the RSVPs are flooding in. But Tara’s perfect Nigerian wedding to her girlfriend Leah is suddenly derailed when her parents refuse to attend.

David Webber The High Table' by Temi Wilkey at Bush Theatre. Photo by Helen Murray.28 small
David Webber The High Table’ by Temi Wilkey at Bush Theatre. Photo Helen Murray

High above London, suspended between the stars, three of Tara’s ancestors are jolted from their eternal rest. Can these representatives of generations passed keep the family together? And will Tara’s decision ever get their blessing?

The High Table will transfer to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 25 March – 9 April 2020

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