Home Girl

A Derby Theatre production
Derby Theatre Productions , Plays and Drama
Friday 30 July 2021 - Saturday 31 July 2021

Tickets Now On Sale

A brand new stage adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s Home Girl, created as a unique and exciting co-creation and collaboration between Alex Wheatle MBE, Nathan Powell and Sarah Kolawole, the Theatre, Derby’s Cultural Education Partnership, professional care-experienced young people and other young theatre makers.

Home Girl tells the story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast in the care system, a wholly modern story which sheds a much-needed light on what can be an unsettling life - and the consequences that can follow when children are treated like pawns on a family chessboard.

When fourteen-year-old white girl Naomi is placed with a Black foster care family, her life takes some dramatic twists and turns.

This isn’t my home. Haven’t had a proper home since . . . This is just somewhere I’ll be resting my bones for a week and maybe a bit. This time next year you’ll forget who I am. I haven’t got a diddly where I’ll be by then. But I’m used to it.

Alex Wheatle MBE is an award-winning author who won the Guardian Children’s Book Award in 2016 (for Crongton Knights) and Home Girl is one of the Crongton series of novels.

The story is fast-paced and funny, tender, tragic and full of courage, and this exciting stage adaptation will play on the main stage at Derby Theatre this summer.


- Home Girl will initially be on-sale at a reduced capacity, whilst we await the next update in relation to the roadmap announcement for 21 June.

- Performances will not be on-sale socially distanced, and seats may need to be re-allocated if full restrictions are not lifted from 21 June.

- If full restrictions are lifted from 21 June, then more tickets will be released for sale. We will contact all bookers with the latest information.

Home Girl tickets are just £13 for Friends (£2 off). Offer available on all seats and performances. Offer not available on £5 tickets for Under 26s.

Simply login into your theatre account before booking and your discounts will automatically be applied when adding tickets to your basket.

Friends are entitled to 1 discounted ticket, Joint Friends can get 2 discounted tickets and Family Friends can get up to 6 discounted tickets.

Home Girl is part of...

Written by Alex Wheatle

Adapted for the stage by Nathan Powell and Sarah 'Rain' Kolawole in collaboration with care-experienced young people

Age Guidance: 14+


Prices from: £15

Concessions: £5 (for Under 26s)