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Step into a world of thought-provoking discussion and captivating storytelling with our groundbreaking play, “Rise of the Empress.” Immerse yourself in an engaging narrative of discovery that digs deep into the lives, experiences, and perspectives of two Black women navigating the world as they know it and the world they would like to see.

In this powerful production, the stage becomes a canvas upon which the stories, struggles, and triumphs of Black women unfold. Through a series of moving conversations, heartfelt monologues, and authentic interactions, “Rise of the Empress” brings the complexities of being Black and female in contemporary Britain to life.

Everyone is invited to journey alongside our cast as they explore the intersections of race, gender, heritage, and culture. Audiences will be drawn into the intimate conversations, where laughter, tears, and candid moments of vulnerability create an immersive experience that resonates with the human spirit.

Through the eyes and voices of these characters, “Rise of the Empress” provides a safe space to discuss important themes such as belonging, heritage, self-discovery, and resilience. The play invites you to question preconceived notions, challenge stereotypes, and broaden your understanding of the diverse narratives that make up the vibrant tapestry of Black British life.

By Nairobi Thompson and Sharon DeLeonardis

Standard Tickets £15

Concession Tickets £13

Suitable for 12+

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