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Bush Theatre, London4.718 reviews
Limited run of Temi Wlkey's The High Table now at Bush Theatre

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Performances of The High Table were cancelled from 16 March and on. If you purchased The High Table tickets through London Theatre Direct you will be automatically refunded within 14 days of the scheduled performance.

Tickets for The High Table, the debut play by Temi Wilkey are now available. 

The High Table comes to London’s Bush Theatre for a  limited run this spring! Tickets for this poignant new play are sure to be in high demand so book The High Table tickets early to ensure you’ll have a seat to this epic family drama.

The High Table Bush Theatre, London

They both have their dresses, the venue is sorted and new RSVPs are coming in every day. It seems like everything is on track for Tara and Leah’s big day. But when Tara tells her parents about the upcoming wedding, everything is knocked off-kilter. Her Nigerian parents refuse to attend such an event. This is a kind of love they can’t understand, a love that they say is not African.

Far above London, hanging in space among the stars a trio of Tara’s ancestors are shaken from their eternal slumber. The rift between Tara and her parents widens and family secrets are unearthed all as their ancestors watch on. Can the strong-headed, opinionated representatives of past generations manage to keep this family together? Will Tara and Leah ever get the blessing of her family?

Temi Wilkey

Temi Wilkey is an actor, writer and co-founder and director of the Drag King Company, Pecs.  Wilkey’s theatre credits include How to Hold Your Breath at the Royal Court, The Comedy of Errors at the National Theatre and both Hamlet and Cymbaline for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Participating in the Royal Court Young Writers Group in 2017, she wrote her debut play at the end of the course. 

Do not miss this debut play from Temi Wilkey, The High Table is a hilarious and heart-breaking epic family drama that stretches through time and space, between the heavens and the earth. Make sure you guarantee your place to this epic play. Book The High Table tickets early to guarantee the best seats at the best prices.

Additional Information

Age restriction

This production is recommended for ages 14+.

Running time

2hr 20min (inc. interval)

Performance dates

08 February - 21 March 2020


Please note, at times characters in the play use language which is homophobic and there are references to suicide. Flashing lights are used in this production.


There will be a Captioned Performance Thursday 27 February at 7.30pm and an Audio Described Performance Saturday 14 March at 2.30pm.

Venue Information

Bush Theatre7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ

Customer Reviews

18 reviews4.7

jenny cutler12th March

Very moving story. I found the drumming and main character far too loud, but everyone acted their heart out, if a little hard to understand at times. I cried at the end. Great to see the audience dancing like that and absolutely loved the wedding gear. Was hoping for a High Table laden with amazing African goodies. Never mind. It was comfortable, easy to see and a very nice way to spend the afternoon. Thank you. Could have done without quite so many very loud noises.

Y Haile11th March

Incredible play!

Anne10th March

Funny, moving, interesting.

Hazel 8th March

Great play, great acting, great set. Thoroughly enjoyable show. I was left feeling the important of family support/love & the importance of being yourself, even if it doesn’t conform to what others (family & friends) want you to be.

Lindi5th March

The writer uses a clever device to differentiate between dual characterisation. Thought provoking play, thoroughly engaging and the humorous spikes do not detract from the seriousness of the subject matter.

Akin3rd March

Can l extend my gratitude to the cast & crew for a wonderful night out. Yesterday evening my friend and l saw The High Table by Temi Wilkey @ The wonderful Bush Theatre. It was a marvellous debut play in which the cast were fabulous. The story was a tale l am all too familiar with and the emotion it evoked was visceral. Heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure. It was carefully crafted, cleverly written and exceptionally played. Beautiful, touching and brutally honest. Congratulations Temi. Well done Bush Theatre. We need more of this marvellous theatre and it definitely gets my seal of approval. Akin X

victoria Halliwell1st March

Loved this play, great cast

Tracey Chiwuzie29th February

The play was very engaging, sensitive matters but with a bit of comedy. The actors were fantastic and really brought it to life. The drumming was impeccable.

IAN HUMPHREY29th February

Loved the play, everything was well thought through, and the st

M Fashola-Plenty29th February

I went with my sister to see this play, it was very entertaining. I highly recommend it to others.

Lucy Wilson25th February

Absolutely hilarious, heart-wrenching masterpiece!

Carol wardle23rd February

We thought this was one of the best productions we have seen both in the west end and provincial theatres. Every actor was amazing and obviously so committed. Recommending to all our friends. Well done to all of you. Great theatre also