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Floella Benjamin's Coming to England

Presented by Nicoll Entertainment

Tickets from £14

An image of a young black girl standing in front of a painted brick wall. On the wall is an image of a boat with the words Empire Windrush London on it. Surrounding the boat are images of flamingoes, the Trinidad flag, the England flag, Big Ben, London red buses, tower bridge, steel drums and flowers.

5 Stars

A vibrant, colourful celebration of the life of Floella Benjamin... ultimately uplifting

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Adapted by David Wood

An inspirational story of hope, determination, and triumph.

Floella Benjamin’s award-winning and iconic book Coming to England bursts into life on stage with music, storytelling, and humour.

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.

4 Stars

Floella Benjamin’s cherished novel is a musical message of positivity


4 Stars

Go see this. Be swept along. It’s for the kids and big kids alike. Open your eyes to wonder…

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