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Floella Benjamin's Coming to England

Presented by Nicoll Entertainment

Tickets from £14

A woman is standing centre stage looking up towards the sky with her arms outstretched. She has her eyes closed and is smiling. In the background is an abstract city scape and in the sky are large icicles.

4 Stars

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


Adapted by David Wood

An inspirational story of hope, determination, and triumph.

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

Much loved by children and families, Coming to England tellsFloella’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.