Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm (except 15, 26 December)
Thursday Matinee: 27 Dec, 2.30pm
Monday Matinee: 31 December, 2.30pm
Duration: 2 Hours 45 Mins, with two 10 minute intervals.
£10, £20, £30, £40
Previews: (7 - 13 Dec) £10, £20, £25
★★★★★ 'Superb performances. This is as good as theatre gets' The Stage
★★★★ 'Ola Ince’s atmospheric, inventive production is electrifying' The Times
★★★★ 'A devastating dilemma, finely dissected. Sizzles with disclosure.' The Observer
★★★★ 'A modern classic. A fiercely realised staging' The Independent
★★★★ 'Thrillingly performed, with moments of extraordinary force' The Guardian
★★★★ 'Rich, thoughtful and moving. An electrifying staging of a terrific play' Financial Times
★★★★ 'A meticulous, gripping and emotionally devastating drama' Time Out
Black Panther star and Tony-nominated writer Danai Gurira’s striking play explores if faith has a cost and if so, when is that cost too much?
It’s 1896 in what is modern day Zimbabwe and Jekesai, a young woman fleeing forced marriage finds herself working for devout Catholic priest, Chilford. He relishes the opportunity to mould his new convert but Jekesai’s salvation has a price.
Cast includes Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Paapa Essiedu (RSC Hamlet) and Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans) directed by Ola Ince.
★★★★ 'Revelatory and energising, utterly absorbing' What's On Stage
★★★★ 'Letitia Wright’s performance is enough to make your spine tingle. To miss this would truly be mad' Metro
★★★★ 'Compelling performances from an excellent cast. It's hard to fault Ola Ince's fabulous production' The Arts Desk
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Director Ola Ince
Designer Naomi Dawson
Lighting Designer Bruno Poet
Sound Designer & Composer Max Perryment
Projection Designer Will Duke
Movement Director Coral Messam
Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG
With Jude Akuwudike, Paapa Essiedu, Ivanno Jeremiah, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Rudolphe Mdlongwa, Pamela Nomvete, Letitia Wright