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Coming to England

OPEN 31/03/2022 - 16/04/2022

Venue Name: Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2EP

Venue Postcode: B12EP


Credits: By Floella Benjamin. Adapted by David Wood. Produced by Floella Benjamin, Keith Taylor and Nicoll Entertainment

Box Office phone number: 01212364455

Societies: Birmingham Rep (professional)

An inspirational story of hope, determination and triumph brought to life in this moving musical journey.

We’ve got a story
To tell to you
Of one little girl
And her journey
Across the world –
A story that’s true!

Bursting onto the stage with music, storytelling and humour, Floella Benjamin’s award-winning and iconic book Coming to England comes to life in this world premiere stage adaptation.

Much loved by children and families, Coming to England tells Floella’s own story of emigrating to England as a child. Aged just 10, she and her siblings left Trinidad and sailed alone to join their parents. But Floella’s excitement for her new life in England is short-lived, with her family subjected to racism and intolerance in 1960s’ London. Guided by her mother, and working twice as hard as her classmates, Coming to England tells the story of how a young Floella overcame adversity and grew to become Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham.

Adapted for the stage by David Wood (“the national children’s dramatist”The Times) this vibrant and energetic musical is the perfect entertainment for the whole family.




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