Presented by vocalist Cherise Adams-Burnett, this heart-warming tale explores the adventures of Evelyn, a young Jamaican woman who makes the journey across the ocean to English shores with her husband. The show explores jazz music and its Caribbean influences, accompanied by a live band.

Evelyn, a young woman living in Jamaica, decides to travel with her new husband to England under the promise of exciting new work opportunities. Having settled into life in London, Evelyn realises that her new home isn’t everything she had dreamed of, and misses the familiarity of island life. She cannot work as the mathematician she always dreamed of being, instead becoming a cleaner whilst taking care of her growing family. A little lonely and a little bored, Evelyn finds a new market selling exotic fruits and is transported back to her island, remembering the sounds, scenery and sunshine of Jamaica. This tiny piece of home away from home gives Evelyn new hope. Over time, she is able to join a welcoming community of fellow Caribbean migrants, and London becomes her happy home.

This is a perfect way for the whole family to learn more about the melting pot of influences across the jazz genre with Cherise, Evelyn’s granddaughter!

The recommended age group for this show is Key Stage 2 but siblings and families are all welcome.

Commissioned and produced by Serious. Funded by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Important Information

Ticket Booking
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult aged 16 or over. A ticket must be purchased for each person attending, including children under 2 years. No tickets are required for free Yamaha Sessions.

Age Recommendations
Age recommendations are here to help you as an approximate guide to the ages of children who we think will most enjoy each performance. Everyone is always welcome to all of these shows, but some parts will be more suited to the ages we’ve suggested.

Commissioned and produced by Serious. Funded by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


Yamaha Discovery Space

Our dedicated venue for family-friendly events, with a mix of mini-gigs, workshops and craft sessions. The venue has informal, unreserved seating with lots of comfy beanbags and floor cushions for kids.

*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.00
  • Telephone sales £2.00
  • In person card sales £2.00
  • In person cash and card sales £2.00

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

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