The Emperor's Babe

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AD20130523

A sparkling mash-up of culture and history, set in Roman London.

Zuleika, a stunningly beautiful girl of Sudanese heritage, is neglected by her parents and left till now to run wild in the city's streets.

Bernardine Evaristo's strikingly original and evocative story of Zuleika's short but colourful life is dramatised by Jonathan Holloway. Starring Michelle Asante (fresh from lead role in 'Feast' at the Young Vic) as Zuleika and Olivier-nominated Paul Chahidi as her husband Felix.

In 2013, Zuleika would be scouted to model for Prada or Burberry. In AD 211, Zuleika's prospects are much more brutal.

Dramatised from Bernardine Evaristo's novel by Jonathan Holloway.

'London Calling' arranged and performed by Cousin Dim, featuring vocals by Holly Hockaday.

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Bernadine Evaristo's strikingly original and evocative story of Zuleika's short but colourful life is dramatised by Jonathan Holloway. Starring Michelle Asante (fresh from lead role in 'Feast' at the Young Vic) as Zuleika and Olivier-nominated Paul Chahidi as her husband Felix.

Dramatised from Bernadine Evaristo's novel by Jonathan Holloway