When one woman tells of her extraordinary journey to overcome the brutality of slavery, she becomes a beacon for the British anti-slavery movement. Born into slavery in the British colony of Bermuda, Mary Prince went on to become an auto-biographer and champion of freedom. Her book had an electrifying effect on the abolitionist movement helping to free many Africans in bondage.
Through theatre, song, music, drumming and dance, this masterpiece of Black British theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African Griot.
Kuumba Nia Arts
Writer: Amantha Edmead
Director: Euton Daley MBE
Producers: Kuumba Nia Arts, Amantha Edmead
Kuumba Nia Arts are Artists-in-Residence as part of the Oxford Playhouse EVOLVE scheme – offering emerging artists artistic, organisational and financial support, allowing them to take the next step up in their careers. The Edinburgh 2019 Festival run was co-produced with Oxford Playhouse.
“Powerful and emotional. Needs to be exposed to the whole country schools. It made me cry I felt every lick!”- Audience Member
★★★★ “Edmead has sensitively and powerfully brought Mary’s story to life. It’s all too easy to disregard the past as nothing but history, but hearing Mary’s words from over 200 years ago – the anguish of a mother separated from a child, the pain of finding oneself trapped with no means of escape, the sorrow of being forced to leave friends, family, and country – well, the past isn’t that much of a foreign country, is it?” – StageTalk Magazine.
Show Details – Suitable for Age 11+ (there are descriptions of beatings and punishments and a visual image of a noose on set)
Date & Time: Sunday 12th March 2023 at 19:30
Ticket Prices: Adult £20, Concessions £18
Ticket prices include a £1 Restoration Levy, a 75p Booking Fee and a 25p Community Fund Levy
Concessions are: Senior Citizen, Student, Kenton Volunteers, Under 18, Equity Members, Key Workers and Keepers/Friends
Running time: 1 hour plus 20 minutes Q&A (No interval)