Coming to England, the stage adaptation by David Wood of Baroness Floella Benjamin’s award-winning book will now play revised dates of Thursday 31st March – Saturday 16th April 2022. Tickets are now on sale for this amazing show.
Adapted by David Wood, the show tells the story of Floella, a strong and brave 10-year-old whose life is turned upside down when her parents leave for Trinidad and she has to live with a cruel foster auntie. Eventually sailing to join her parents, Floella’s excitement for her new life in England is short-lived, with the family subjected to racism and intolerance in 1960s’ London. Guided by her inspirational mother, and working twice as hard as her classmates, young Floella strives to overcome adversity and learns to love and accept herself.
The show is an adaptation of Floella Benjamin’s award-winning book Coming To England.
Sean Foley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep said, Sean Foley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep said,
‘Coming to England is a family show, and from the very beginning The Rep has shared Floella Benjamin’s aim of welcoming an intergenerational family audience to the theatre to enjoy this World Premiere adaptation of her autobiography. Given the worrying rise of the Omicron Covid variant before Christmas and knowing that this has posed risks and problems to families getting together, the Rep has made the decision to move Coming to England into the spring – when hopefully families will be able to come together in confidence to enjoy this inspiring story.’