The High Table - Birmingham Rep
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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

The Stage

A vibrant production, engaging for the eye, mind and soul

The Reviews Hub

It has heart, intellectual and emotional intelligence, authenticity and genuine theatricality


A glorious and engaging show

Broadway World

The play was a harmony of intense emotion and deeply hilarious comedy

The Upcoming

This play is sexy, spiritual, idealistic and has its heart in the right place

The Arts Desk

A joyous affair…life affirming

Theatre News

Ambitious, brave and compassionate

Unrestricted Theatre

A moving debut play about family connections, perfectly tied together

Liam O’Dell

A real cause for celebration, it’s vibrant and uplifting, brimming with tension, chemistry, and love

London Unattached

Intelligent, vibrant, funny, and life-affirming

One World

This is a play about love and forgiveness with a big and tender heart

The Guardian

Its energy is beguiling and its message of compassion uplifting

Evening Standard

It’ll make you feel everything

View From The Cheap Seat

Company & Creatives


Mosun / Yetunde
Leah / Adebisi
Segun / Babatunde
Ticket Information

From £10

Aged 16-30?
Enjoy £5 tickets to this production with our free Preview Club membership, available on the following performances: 25 March

Fees and Charges
Please note there is a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend. Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Further Information
Running Time 2 hours and 20 minutes (including interval)
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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