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Bubbly Black Girl

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Belgrade Theatre present

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

A Musical by Kirsten Childs

Wednesday 5 - Saturday 15 April 2017

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: from £18 to £26 Concessions: £13 to £24

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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+

Wed 5 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
Thu 6 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
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Sat 8 Apr 2:30pm Book Tickets
Sat 8 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
Tue 11 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
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Thu 13 Apr 2:30pm Book Tickets
Thu 13 Apr 7:30pm Signed Performance Book Tickets
Sat 15 Apr 2:30pm Audio Described Book Tickets
Sat 15 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets

‘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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Audience Reaction: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 14th February 2017

We thought The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin looked amazing in rehearsal, but we’re even more blown away by the production shots! Full of glamour ... Read more

Jay, Ashley, Sophia, Trevor, Llandyll and Matt

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin in rehearsal

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 8th February 2017

This April we will be co-producing The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin with Theatre Royal Stratford East and we cannot wait for to see this life-affir... Read more

Kirsten Childs - Why I wrote The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 27th January 2017

We are delighted to be co-producing The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin with Theatre Royal Stratford East, a musical written by Kirsten Childs. Writer... Read more

A Note From Bubbly Director Josette Bushell-Mingo

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 27th January 2017

We are thrilled to be co-producing The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin with Theatre Royal Stratford East, a musical written by Kirsten Childs. Directo... Read more

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