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Play, Thu 28 Nov 2019

Queens of Sheba

Queens of Sheba

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Lakeside Theatre

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University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO4 3SQ

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“They ask me where I am from! I say I am a mix. Of both racism and sexism – they lay equally on my skin. Passed down unknowingly by my next of kin.”

Misogynoir [mi-soj-uh-nwar], noun. 1. the specific prejudice directed towards black women where race and gender both influence the bias.

What does it mean to be told to put chemicals in your hair at 5 years old, to straighten out the curls because the way it grows naturally isn’t right? Why does the black beauty market thrive in its skin bleaching department? Why are big lips sultry on Kylie Jenner but ‘nigger lips’ on Ugandan model Aamito Stacie Lagum?

Queens of Sheba is based on a real incident at the DSTRKT Nightclub in 2015 when four women were turned away for ‘being too dark’.
Queens of Sheba draws attention to misogynoir, identifies it and begins to figure some way forward. It departs from the traditional methods of Western storytelling and uses elements of spoken word, physical theatre, dance and music from the African diaspora. The play confronts the status quo, tackles the truth and speaks it. Stripped back, the words take centre stage.

Queens of Sheba is an award-winning five star play by Jessica L. Hagan and adapted for the stage by Nouveau Riché artistic director and co-founder Ryan Calais Cameron. This new co -production with Omnibus Theatre will be touring across the UK visiting 10 venues, supported by Arts Council England. Queens of Sheba was first performed in March 2018 to a sold-out standing ovation at Camden People’s Theatre. The play also won the Untapped Award 2018 and went on to win the coveted Edinburgh Stage Award 2018.

Creative Team
Written by: Jessica L. Hagan
Director: Jessica Kaliisa
Adaptor for Stage: Ryan Calais Cameron
Full cast: To be confirmed
Please note when crediting this production to include both Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre

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Thu 28 Nov 2019

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Map reference: TM 027238  Lat: 51.87590 Long: 0.94333

Situated with the University of Essex campus at Wivenhoe Park

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Wivenhoe station

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