The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Must end 11 March 2017!
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'A hearty, and heart-warming bit of #BlackGirlMagic' Time Out
'Humour vies for space with sly social commentary... grapples with what it means to be black and a woman' Evening Standard
'First-rate choreography... witty, vivacious, inventive... it’s a lively show, has something to say and is excellently directed, with many witty touches, by Josette Bushell-Mingo' The Guardian
What black child hasn’t woken up one day to realise they won’t ever be the blond eyed princess or prince? In a world where black is always trouble – that smiling and fitting in costs – so you become a chameleon – changing who you are to fit others!
Meet Viveca – a young African American girl who dreams of becoming a dancer. We follow her journey from school in 1960s LA through to auditions on Broadway. Growing up during the civil rights movement, Viveca chooses to face the realities of racism and sexism with optimism and faith and discovers her own self-worth.
This cheeky and satirical coming-of-age story looks at how women have been defined by others and themselves from the 1960s to present day, with an original score fusing Motown, pop and R&B – think Sondheim meets Beyoncé!