Essex Girls


Essex Girls

Friday 24 November 2023 - Wednesday 29 November 2023


Based on writer/lead actress Busayo Ige’s real-life experiences of growing up in the coastal regions of Essex (South East England) – Essex Girls explores how it feels to be a Black girl in a mostly white regional space, how to find self-love in a sphere that doesn’t always accommodate you, the magical power of female friendships and Black girl magic.

All wrapped inside a warm, funny, nostalgic vision of 2009 Britain – the era of UK garage revival, Jane Norman bags, and BBM.

Growing up in Benfleet, Essex hasn’t been straightforward for British-Nigerian Bisola…

She’s done her best to fit in, but even her two best friends Charlie & Saffron, who love her to bits, seem to be understanding her less and less recently.

However, after an incident at her high school shunts her into the orbit of the only other Black girl in her year – the gorgeous, irrepressible Ashlee, who is everything Bisola wishes she could be – Bisola is plunged into a journey of discovering a whole new side of herself.

Ticket prices:

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Certificate: 12A

Length: 30 minutes

Director: Yero Timi-Biu

Cast: Busayo Ige Corinna Brown Maisie Smith Adrianna Bertola Krysstina Frempong Rebecca Dike Tomi Egbowon-Ogunjobi Daniel Adeosun

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Dates and times

Wednesday 29 November 2023 | 1:30 pm

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