Queens of Sheba

🗓 1 July, Gloucester Guildhall

A powerful, funny and devastating show, based on the true story of four women turned away from a nightclub for being ‘too black’.

🗓 1 July, 7.30pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 120 spaces. Tickets £12/£7


Sneak peeks

Turned away from a nightclub for being “too black”, four women take to the stage with their own explosive true stories.

This multi-award winning “theatrical firework” (The Independent) arrives in Gloucester following critically acclaimed sold-out runs in London and Edinburgh.

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. The music and the misogyny, the dancing and the drinking, the women and the (white) men.


“Queens of Sheba is the beauty that comes when the authentic voice of the marginalised is given room to breathe… I for one can’t wait for their next offering… A tour de force.” – Quays Life

“An explosive piece of theatre that is engaging, laced with humour, and hugely empowering… Provides a strong tonic for these increasingly divisive times we live in.” – The Play’s The Thing

“Undeniably potent… There are four very different and unique women on stage, but they speak as one… They are united in their urgency and anger but that voice is balanced by their palpable support of one other on stage – vocally and emotionally.” – The Stage

“Nouveau Riché’s pared-back piece has insight, power, and beautiful a cappella singing… Provides both joy and entertainment without pandering to its audience.” – The Guardian

“[A] theatrical firework, in which four terrific performers burst across the stage using song, movement and spoken word to examine Misogynoir.” – Independent

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏


Presented by Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre. Written by Jessica L. Hagan and devised by the company