Queens of Sheba

Presented by Nouveau Riché

Turned away from a nightclub for being “too black”, four women take to the stage with their own explosive true stories; the music and the misogyny, the dancing and the drinking, the women and the (white) men. Loosely based on the DSRKT nightspot incident of 2015, Queens of Sheba tells the hilarious, moving and uplifting stories of four passionate Black Women battling everyday misogynoir – where sexism meets racism. Written by Jessica L. Hagan and devised by the company.

Nouveau Riché is an exciting, diverse, multi-award winning, creative movement. Following sell out runs at Edinburgh Fringe and New Diorama, Nouveau Riché, winners of The Untapped Award 2018 and an Edinburgh Stage Award, are reviving Queens of Sheba for VAULT Festival 2019.

Theatre & Performance
Varies30 Jan — 03 Feb
Crescent - The Vaults, Leake Street
0hr 55m
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About the company

Nouveau Riché

Nouveau Riché is an exciting, diverse, multi-award-winning creative movement, headed by a team of performance artists. Discovering, nurturing and producing unique stories from all walks of life, Nouveau Riché make culturally inclusive work that is educational and entertaining, across all art forms.


Jacoba Williams –Jacoba
Kokoma Kwaku- Koko
Rachel Clarke - Rachel
Veronica Beatrice Lewis - Veronica

Creative Team
Writer - Jessica L. Hagan
Adapted by Ryan Calais Cameron
Director - Jessica Kaliisa
Movement Director - Yassmin V. Foster
Production Manager - Shavani Cameron

Press & Reviews

WINNER! 2018 Edinburgh Untapped Award.

WINNER! 2018 Edinburgh Stage Award.

'Nouveau Riché’s pared-back piece has insight, power and beautiful a cappella singing.' The Guardian

'Four terrific black performers burst across the stage using song, movement and spoken word.' The Independent

The Fountain

'Jessica Hagan’s writing is sensational'
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine