This multi award-winning play, brimming with wonderful characters, is set in 1905 in New York City where Esther, a black seamstress, sews exquisite lingerie for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. She has saved enough to allow her to dream of one day opening a beauty salon for black women, and at 35 years old, longs for a husband and a future. When she begins to receive beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man who is working on the Panama Canal, it looks like life may be about to take a different course. UK PremierePerformers Tanya Moodie (Esther), Ilan Goodman (Mr Marks), Dawn Hope (Mrs Dickson), Sara Topham (Mrs Van Buren), Rochelle Neil (Mayme), Chu Omambala (George).
Author Lynn Nottage. Producer Theatre Royal Bath Productions. Director Laurence Boswell. Design Mark Bailey. Lighting Ben Ormerod. Sound Jon Nicholls. Music Jon Nicholls.