SOLD (A True Story)

Thu, 23 Mar 2023
Adults £20*, Child/Student £12*
SOLD (A True Story)

“To be free is very sweet”

A forgotten story giving one woman’s first-hand account of brutality at the height of the slave trade. Powerful and entertaining, this true story is told with traditional African Griot storytelling fused with theatre, singing, music, poetry, drumming and dance.

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.

Age Suitability: 11+ (there are descriptions of beatings and punishments and a visual image of a noose on set)

Running time: 1 hour full play + 20 minute Q&A which is an integral part of the performance and flows on seamlessly from the end of the show.

*A £1.50 booking fee applies per ticket when booking online and in person. The booking fee covers costs charged to the charity for the booking system and payment processing.

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