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School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

DURATION
1 hr 20 min
DATES
Until 15 July 2023
AGE
Suitable for 12+
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Why watch School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play?

  • School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play tickets take you to Ghana’s prestigious Aburi Girls Boarding School in the middle of a typical teenage drama set up in 1986.
  • Laughter and pleasure abound in this highly acclaimed hit production, which examines the commonalities and striking disparities experienced by young girls throughout the world.
  • Directed by Lotte Wakeham with set design by Frankie Bradshaw, this is a Jocelyn Bioh masterpiece.
  • There's much to take away from it for people of all ages thanks to the show's compelling message about the value of celebrating one's uniqueness and rejecting conventional standards. Book your School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play tickets today!

A ticket to see School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, by Jocelyn Bioh and Lotte Wakeham, will get you access to a critically acclaimed production of hilarious and uplifting comedy. This comedy play takes place at an all-female secondary institution in 1980s Ghana and examines the power dynamics and ideals of beauty that existed there for young women. The drama revolves around the competition for the title of Miss Ghana and the numerous conflicts that develop as a result of the candidates' efforts to win the crown. Identity, race, and self-esteem are some of the topics discussed in the play, along with the wider cultural and socioeconomic factors that shape individuals and communities. The play is an insightful and moving look at the pressures placed on young women to conform to unrealistic ideals of beauty and success. Its message of rejecting conventional beauty standards and embracing one's uniqueness is profound.

Storyline

The protagonists are a group of young girls training for the Miss Ghana beauty pageant. Paulina, our protagonist, is the current class president and pageant queen. But when a new girl named Ericka enrolls at the school, she immediately becomes the center of attention due to her lighter complexion and Western features, threatening Paulina's position as the most beautiful female in the school. Friendships are challenged as the ladies face the realities of their own prejudices and the societal pressure to adhere to Eurocentric beauty standards as the competition heats up. School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play tickets are limited!

Show timings

  • Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Wed & Sat: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Cast & crew

  • Leading Roles: Ama Owusu, Gabrielle Brooks, Abigail Adetola Adeyemi, Seraphina Beh, Nicole-Leigh Draper, and Christina Modestou
  • Playwright: Jocelyn Bioh
  • Direction: Lotte Wakeham
  • Set Design & Costume: Frankie Bradshaw and Natalie Pryce
  • Music: Ben and Max Ringham

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Age & content guide

  • This show is suitable for ages 12+.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

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The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has a long tradition of staging groundbreaking new works as well as classics that provoke deep thought and discussion. Over the years, Lyric has launched several critically acclaimed plays, earning a reputation for its dedication to new writing and young talent. The theater has cutting-edge amenities, including a main stage, an intimate studio, and technical equipment.

Seating Capacity: 591

Getting there

Address: Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

Tube: Two minute walk from both Hammersmith tube stations and the bus station. Hammersmith is in oyster card zone 2

Bus: Buses that service the area are 27, 110, 190, 218, 267, 306, H91, N9, N11, N266

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: Cloakroom, Bar, Restaurant, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Wheelchair Spaces Available

Additional information

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Tickets redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

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What is the opening date for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play?

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play opens on 09 June 2023 at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.

What age is School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play appropriate for?

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play is suitable for ages 12 and above.

Where is School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play playing in London?

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play is playing at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London and opens on 09 June 2023.

How long does School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play run for?

The running time of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

What is School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play about?

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play tickets are your way to step into the world of teenage drama, pageants, unrealistic aspirations, and unhealthy competition. The play is a humorous and heartbreaking look at the pressures young women face to conform to society's ideals of beauty and success.

Who are the main stars of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play?

The main stars of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play are Ama Owusu as Queen Bee, who is joined by Gabrielle Brooks, Abigail Adetola Adeyemi, Seraphina Beh, Nicole-Leigh Draper, and Christina Modestou.

What is the dress code while attending School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play?

There is no specific dress code. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre?

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has multiple facilities including bar, restaurant, and toilets available for the audiences during School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play.

Can I take pictures or videos of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.