Win tickets to One-woman musical, Dawta, at the Theatre Shop

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 September 2019 | UPDATED: 12:24 02 October 2019

Dionne Draper stars in one-woman musical, Dawta which heads to The Theatre Shop next month.  Picture: Chelsey Cliff

Dionne Draper stars in one-woman musical, Dawta which heads to The Theatre Shop next month. Picture: Chelsey Cliff

Chelsey Cliff

A powerful new one-woman musical exploring race, religion and cultural identity will be performed at Clevedon’s Theatre Shop next month, and readers could win tickets to see the show.

South West actor Dionne Draper's semi-autobiographical debut, Dawta, tells the story of Sarah a girl separated from her Jamaican mother at five days old who is adopted and raised by a white family in rural Devon.

Black in a white world, Dawta is forced to question her identity.

The multi-layered story of Sarah and the black-British experience is told from a myriad of angles and perspectives with a host of characters which span ages, nationalities and backgrounds, each attempting to represent aspects of multi-cultural Britain, which is still full unheard and misrepresented voices.

Talking about the greater meaning of her 10-song, seven-character, one-woman musical, Draper said: "The big purpose is to get more black carers, more black families adopting and to get more black foster carers."

Dawta received a standing ovation when it was performed at Bristol's Old Vic theatre in July as part of its bi-annual Ferment Fortnight, which celebrates works-in-progress from South West artists.

Dawta will be performed at The Theatre Shop, in Queens Square, on October 25 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £12, are available at or 03336 663366.

The Times has teamed up with the The Theatre Shop to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below by 10am on October 3.

Alternatively, send your answer along with your name, address, email address and phone number to Dawta competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1LW.

Usual rules apply and the editor's decision is final. By entering the draw, you agree to be contacted by Archant and the theatre.

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