Runtime: 1h 00m
Soho’s new season kicks off with swagger and style and real emotion as Nouveau Riche’s show returns. It's inspired by the 2015 DSTRKT nightclub incident in which some women were turned away at the door for being “too black.” Nouveau Riche are turning into genuine hit-makers, with their latest show For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy transferring to the Royal Court in late March. Whet your appetite with this piece which uses song, movement and spoken word to examine misogynoir-- a term used to describe how black women experience a double whammy of prejudice based on race and gender—and which does it with a gleeful sense of fun as well as honesty and sorrow.
Turned away from a nightclub for being “too black”, four women take to the stage with their own explosive true stories: the music and the misogyny, the dancing and the drinking, the women and, of course, the (white) men. Loosely based on the DSTRKT nightspot incident of 2015, Queens of Sheba tells the hilarious, moving and uplifting stories of four passionate Black Women battling every-day misogynoir; where sexism meets racism. ★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag ★★★★★ Feminist Fringe ★★★★★ Arthur's Seat ★★★★ Broadway Baby Age Recommendation: 16+