SOLD is the story of Mary Prince and her journey to overcome the brutality of enslavement through the power of her indomitable spirit. She was born in enslavement in the British Caribbean colony of Bermuda but went on to become an abolitionist and autobiographer. Her book was the first account of the life of a Black woman to be published in the UK, and her first-hand description of the brutalities of enslavement had a galvanising effect on the anti-slavery movement.
Told through theatre, song, drumming and dance, SOLD is a masterpiece of Black British theatre relying on a form that relives the storytelling traditions of the West African griot. A Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains production, directed by Euton Daley, written and performed by Amantha Edmead.
This performance is presented in partnership with Oxford and Caribbeanity Now, a research project led by Dr María del Pilar Blanco. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the creative team. With thanks to Trinity College for their partnership on this event.
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Age guidance: suitable 12+