Words are too big or too small.
We outgrow them.
Or fall straight through them.
We’re Empire, and tea, and statues of historical men.
We’re East Asia, Africa, Australia. We’re steamed rice, cahupa, sambal sauce.
We’re children of tiger mothers, fathers across the water.

We’re part coloniser, and part colonised bodies.
We inherited the empire that was built on our backs.

In a story of dance and spoken word, 3 friends see their reflection in family who exist on opposite sides of British identity, being pulled apart in an increasingly aggressive debate about race.


This brand new, work-in-progress show is a special commission for our Nottingham Playhouse Unlocked festival of live and livestreamed shows.

Please note that there is a strictly limited number of tickets to watch this play in person at Nottingham Playhouse, or you can purchase an e-ticket to watch the livestream at home.

Ticketing Information

If you’re buying tickets to see the show in person at Nottingham Playhouse

All shows in the festival will be sold as unreserved seating. We will allocate your exact seats in the auditorium and confirm these with you in advance of the performance. As well as emailing your seat numbers, we’ll also provide full information about the social distancing measures that will be in place when you attend, in line with the latest Government advice at that time.

Please note: No more than 6 tickets can be booked in a single transaction. Our socially distanced seating plan means most people will be sitting in groups of 2 seats together. If your party is more than 2 people, we will make every endeavour to allocate you seats as close together as possible. Equally, if your booking is made up of more than 1 household, you’ll also be seated separately – we will request this information from you prior to allocating your seats.

For customers requiring a wheelchair space, please call 0115 941 9419 to book. Our phone lines are currently open 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday.

If you have any other specific access requirements, for example if you require level access, please email us at tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

If you’re buying a ticket to watch the online livestream of the show via Zoom
You will be sent confirmation of your booking and we’ll be in touch in advance of the event with full details of how you can join the performance online.

Access Performances

British Sign Language Interpretation is available in-person for this event. Please choose ‘Book venue tickets’ when booking and select the Tickets that indicate “BSL Interpretation required” to let us know that you’ll need to be seated near the interpreter.


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