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US election night 2008. A smart inner-London 'village'. For white ex-lawyer Natasha, adoptive mother to two Ethiopian children, tonight is the ideal opportunity to get to know the small handful of other 'mothers of children of color' at their smart private school. But as the Obamatinis start to flow, the middle-class veneer begins to crack and Natasha's carefully planned social occasion quickly unravels. Lifting the lid on a stew of racial tensions and social embarrassments, this is a hilarious, provocative and brilliantly insightful look at the new 'Beige Britain'.

"Sarah Rutherfords play turns out to be a splendidly funny and often downright raucous comedy - a kind of Abigails Party for the metropolitan, multicultural 21st century." - Telegraph

"Very funny, provocative and well-informed." - Independent

"Rutherfords written the London equivalent of Clybourne Park... Fiercely funny stuff." - Time Out (London)

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A hilarious, provocative and brilliantly insightful look at the new 'Beige Britain'.

Synopsis:

US election night 2008. A smart inner-London 'village'. For white ex-lawyer Natasha, adoptive mother to two Ethiopian children, tonight is the ideal opportunity to get to know the other 'mothers of children of color' at their private school. But as the Obamatinis start to flow, the middle-class veneer begins to crack and Natasha's carefully planned social occasion quickly unravels.

About the Author

Sarah Rutherford has a first-class degree in English from Oxford University, and completed a PhD on Black Farce in Jacobean and 1960s Theatre alongside a career as an arts journalist and broadcaster. She then trained as an actor at Guildford School of Acting and worked in television and theatre for twelve years before becoming a playwright. Sarah's play What You Do To People was showcased at the Hampstead Theatre and workshopped by Park Theatres Jez Bond. Adult Supervision premieres at Park in October 2013, having received a staged reading (under the title Tonight Is Your Answer) at Theatre Royal Stratford East, starring Tara Fitzgerald. Sarah has also written a play specially for Park called Allah in Neon, inspired by selected real life stories of local people. Her monologue La Barbe has been performed at the Salon Collective's Echo Chamber and at the Equal Writes event, and her writing was recently shortlisted for the Adrienne Benham Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781783190591
Author:
Rutherford, Sarah
Publisher:
Oberon Books
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5 in

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US election night 2008. A smart inner-London 'village'. For white ex-lawyer Natasha, adoptive mother to two Ethiopian children, tonight is the ideal opportunity to get to know the other 'mothers of children of color' at their private school. But as the Obamatinis start to flow, the middle-class veneer begins to crack and Natasha's carefully planned social occasion quickly unravels.
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