Sugar Mummies

Royal Court – 2006

Jamaica: a sensual paradise where the sun, sea and sand are free but anything more comes at a price.

Welcome to the 21st century where women travel across the world in search of sex, love, and liberation but the reality is that hard cash = hard men. Toned torsos and slick sweet talk meets orange peel beneath the coconut trees in an exchange that leaves everyone short-changed.

Sugar Mummies is a funny, provocative and revealing study of the pleasures and pitfulls of female sex tourism.

“Sugar Mummies is characterised by the same clear-eyed, no-nonsense approach that has been a feature of Gupta’s work over the years.” The Guardian

“A play like this will challenge their preconceptions and prejudices” Time Out

“Gupta’s dialogue attacks the sexual stereotypes of black men.” Curtain Up