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Coming to England

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An inspirational story of hope, determination and triumph.

Floella Benjamin’s award-winning and iconic book Coming to England comes to life in this joyful stage adaptation.

Much loved by children and families, Coming to England tells Floella’s own story of emigrating to England as a child.

Aged just 10, she and her siblings left Trinidad and sailed alone to join their parents. But Floella’s excitement for her new life in England is short-lived, with her family subjected to racism and intolerance in 1960s’ London.

Guided by her mother, and working twice as hard as her classmates, Coming to England tells the story of how a young Floella overcame adversity and grew to become Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham.

Adapted for the stage by David Wood (“the national children’s dramatist” – The Times) this vibrant and energetic musical is the perfect entertainment for the whole family.

★★★★ ‘Floella Benjamin’s cherished novel is a musical message of positivity’ WHATSONSTAGE


Studio 1 — MAST Mayflower Studios


From: £14.00

Discounts available

Age advice


No under 2s allowed


This production includes strong language and historically accurate racially abusive language

This event takes place at

MAST Mayflower Studios

Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU 

 Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street. 

The MAST Mayflower Studios building

Further information


Executive Members £3.00 off bands A and B only
Groups 10+ £3.00 off each ticket*
Schools/Young People’s Group 10+ £12.00 tickets on Tue – Thu performances and Friday 11.00am performance only. One free supervisor with every ten bought. Additional supervisors at full price**
Student Special £5.00 off tickets on Tuesday – Wednesday 7.00pm performances only
Young Person Under 16 £5.00 off

*Not available online. Please contact our box office on 02380 711811 to book.

*Not available online. Please contact to book.


4 members of cast are sat on satge answering qurestions from the audience

Post-show Talk

Thursday 24 October 2024 | Free to anyone attending the 7pm performance

Join cast members and the production team for an exclusive pre-show talk where they will share fascinating insights into the production of Coming to England. Discover more about the creative journey behind Coming to England and the magic of bringing this performance to life.

You can add this event to your basket after selecting your seats or by calling our Box Office on 02380 711811.