The High Table
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The High Table

Bush Theatre · 08 FEB - 21 MAR

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.

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“Last chance to see the hilarious & heartbreaking epic family drama loved by audiences & critics. Book at the same price as going direct - Exclusively on Stagedoor.”
“This debut play from Temi Wilkey has received a clutch of mostly 4 star reviews from the critics and a lot of Stagedoor-ites have been booking for it so it’s definitely a show to take note of. Set against the upcoming marriage of two women of Nigerian descent, it explores the clash of traditional and contemporary values over the issue of homosexuality – with an element of the supernatural as the spirits of generations past rise to help the family as the issue threatens to tear them apart.”

Overview

The dresses are chosen, the venue’s been booked and the RSVPs are flooding in. But with her wedding to Leah drawing nearer, Tara’s future is thrown into jeopardy when her Nigerian parents refuse to attend. This kind of love is unheard of, they say. It’s not African.

High above London, suspended between the stars, three of Tara’s ancestors are jolted from their eternal rest. Stubborn and opinionated, they keep watch as family secrets are spilled and the rift widens between Tara and her parents. Can these representatives of generations passed keep the family together? And will Tara’s decision ever get their blessing?

An epic family drama played out between the heavens and earth, The High Table is the hilarious and heart-breaking debut play from Temi Wilkey.

Critic reviews

Inspired by Master of None, Temi Wilkey delivers a heartfelt and funny tale of love and ancestral ties in a Nigerian family

The Guardian

New debut play is a heartfelt account of the black lesbian experience

The Arts Desk

Powerful performances

The Upcoming

Beautiful but complicated depiction of black queer love in Temi Wilkey's moving debut play

The Stage

Wilkey gives her cast plenty of juicy stuff to get their teeth into and they rise to the challenges magnificently

WhatsOnStage

A glorious and engaging show that warmly announces a promising new voice in British theatre

Broadway World

Beguiling energy to a passionate debut about breaking down barriers

Evening Standard

It feels totally original, elemental and relatable all at once

Time Out

Heaven-sent

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Date & time

Show ended
Sat 8 Feb - Sat 21 Mar, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road London W12 8LJ London, UK · Get Directions
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