Paradise. Home of 10-year-old Darling and her friends: four children on the edge of innocence.

A playground overflowing with mischief and games where they imagine countries a luxurious life away from theirs in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.

But when Darling moves to Michigan, the western world she encounters as a teenager is far from the American utopia of her dreams…Based on the novel by the first Black African woman and first Zimbabwean to be Booker Prize-shortlisted, this defiant coming-of-age story is full of exuberance, humour and humanity.


Photograph © C.W. Griffin. Design © Suzanne Dean


“Playful dramatisation”
4 rating
The Guardian
5 rating
“The kind of story that should be told across all of our theatres”
4 rating
All That Dazzles