The Sugar Wife
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781839043475Publication Date:
20 Jun 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788508018Publication Date:
20 Jun 2024
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Rough Magic, Dublin, 2005

The Sugar Wife (new edition)

By Elizabeth Kuti

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On Stage at:
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
From Thu 13 Jun 2024 to Sat 20 Jul 2024
  • Susan Smith Blackburn Prize - 2006

Dublin, 1850. The delicate balance at the heart of an affluent couple's marriage and family business is challenged when two visitors – a former enslaved woman and her emancipator – come to Ireland to speak to the public about trade, money and the abolition of slavery.

Exploring the dark side of global commodities, Elizabeth Kuti's's play The Sugar Wife offers an engrossing examination of sexual politics and political morality.

The play won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2006. It was first produced by Rough Magic, and performed at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in 2005, before transferring to Soho Theatre, London. It was revived, in the version published here, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 2024, directed by Annabelle Comyn.

Also available: the original edition of The Sugar Wife

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'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
Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781839043475Publication Date:
20 Jun 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781788508018Publication Date:
20 Jun 2024
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Available soon

Also by Elizabeth Kuti:

Fishskin Trousers
Time Spent on Trains
Enter A Gentleman
The Sugar Wife
The Six-Days World

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