A rollercoaster of a musical that wowed audiences and won awards off-Broadway.
A life-affirming and funny coming-of-age story which follows Viveca, a bright girl from a black middle class family in LA, who dreams of becoming a dancer.
Choosing to face the conflicts of a changing era in America with optimism rather than anger and revolution, she learns to reconcile the realities of racism and sexism with hope and faith – and by doing so discovers her self-worth.
This musical is a cheeky and satirical look at how women have been defined by others and themselves throughout the 1960s – 1990s with an original score of jazz, pop, Motown and lots of R&B.
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval
Suitable for ages 13+
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‘Sharp and tasty… funny, poignant… captivating new musical’
— The New York Times
‘A hearty, and heart-warming bit of #BlackGirlMagic’
— Time Out
‘Humour vies for space with sly social commentary… grapples with what it means to be black and a woman’
— Evening Standard
‘First-rate choreography… witty, vivacious, inventive… it’s a lively show, has something to say and is excellently directed, with many witty touches, by Josette Bushell-Mingo’
— The Guardian
‘Elicits whoops of delight from the audience’
— The Reviews Hub
‘Exhilarating… what gives Kirsten Childs’ musical its own distinctive, confident and authentic flavour is the fact that it is partly autobiographical and ruthlessly honest in its portrayal of a black woman’s rites of passage towards personal acceptance’
— The Stage
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