The Sugar Wife
- Susan Smith Blackburn Prize - 2006
Love, lust, prostitution and slavery in a 19th-century Quaker household.
A devout Quaker, her wealthy husband, a freed American slave and her emancipator come together in 1840s Dublin. As they interact, each is revealed to be rather less high-minded than they would like to be thought.
Elizabeth Kuti's play The Sugar Wife was first performed at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in April 2005 in a production by Rough Magic. The production transferred to Soho Theatre, London, in January 2006.
The Sugar Wife won the 2006 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
'Marvellous... intelligent and affecting'Sunday Tribune
'A moving play whose themes of charity, colonialism and morality resonate deeply'Guardian
'A consistently intelligent and beautifully shaped play'Irish Times
15 Mar 2005Size: 195mm x 130mm
2 Jun 2016
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