The Gift

The Gift

An outrageous comedy drama about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation and drinking tea.


Brighton 1852. 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…

The fourth national tour born from Revolution Mix – an Eclipse movement that is spearheading the largest ever delivery of new Black British stories. The first Revolution Mix story was the sell-out production of Black Men Walking and the second, this year’s highly acclaimed Princess & The Hustler.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Critic reviews

A clever, challenging piece, performed with wit, poise and control

· Financial Times

Another successful chapter in Eclipse Theatre's Revolution Mix

· WhatsOnStage

Is well worth seeing for the yarn it spins, both anchored in reality and visionary in its appeal to shed outdated attitudes

· The Upcoming

An intriguing and ambitious satire on imperialism

· Time Out

Arduous attempt to challenge perceptions

· The Stage

A must-see piece of theatre

· Broadway World


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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 29 Jan - Sat 15 Feb, 2.30 & 7.30pm


Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN London, UK · Get Directions

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