The Gift (Paperback)

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The Gift (Paperback)


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

The Present. A day in the life of Sarah, a black middle-class woman staying in a Cheshire village with her husband and small child. They are paid a visit by well-meaning neighbours who have something to confess...

The two Sarahs meet Queen Victoria for tea. This won't be your regular tea party...

Janice Okoh's play The Gift is premiered on a UK tour by Eclipse Theatre, from January 2020.

Janice Okoh won the Bruntwood Playwrighting Competition in 2011 with her play Three Birds, which was staged at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in 2013, before transferring to the Bush Theatre, London. The play was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and the Alfred Fagon Award. Her other plays include The Gift (Theatre Royal, Stratford East, 2020) and Egusi Soup (Menagerie Theatre Company & Eastern Angles, 2009).
Product Details ISBN: 9781848429475
ISBN-10: 1848429479
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publication Date: October 27th, 2020
Pages: 96
Language: English