The High Table
Following recent government guidelines, please note that all performances of The High Table are cancelled to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please find our full statement here.
The dresses are chosen, the venue's been booked and the RSVPs are flooding in. But Tara's perfect Nigerian wedding to her girlfriend Leah is suddenly derailed when her parents refuse to attend. This kind of love is unheard of, they say. It's not African.
High above London, suspended between the stars, three of Tara's ancestors are jolted from their eternal rest. Stubborn and opinionated, they keep watch as family secrets are spilled and the rift widens between Tara and her parents. Can these representatives of generations passed keep the family together? And will Tara's decision ever get their blessing?
An epic family drama played out between the heavens and earth, The High Table is the hilarious and heart-breaking debut play from Temi Wilkey.
Please note: This performance contains strong language
Post Show Discussion 7 April
Daniel Bailey Director
Natasha Jenkins Set and Costume Designer
José Tevar Lighting Design
Enrico Aurigemma Sound Designer and Composer
Mohamed Gueye Musician and Co-composer
Dembis Thioung Musician
Gabrielle Nimo Movement and Associate Director
Ruth O'Dowd CDG Casting Director
Keeps the beauty of black, queer love centre stage
A vibrant production, engaging for the eye, mind and soul
It has heart, intellectual and emotional intelligence, authenticity and genuine theatricality
A glorious and engaging show
The play was a harmony of intense emotion and deeply hilarious comedy
This play is sexy, spiritual, idealistic and has its heart in the right place
A joyous affair…life affirming
Ambitious, brave and compassionate
A moving debut play about family connections, perfectly tied together
A real cause for celebration, it’s vibrant and uplifting, brimming with tension, chemistry, and love
Intelligent, vibrant, funny, and life-affirming
This is a play about love and forgiveness with a big and tender heart
Its energy is beguiling and its message of compassion uplifting
It’ll make you feel everything
Enjoy £5 tickets to this production with our free Preview Club membership, available on the following performances: 25 March
Fees and Charges
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