SOLD by Amantha Edmead Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains Collective
Age 11+ (contains descriptions of violence)
Performance is followed by a Q&A session
To be free is very sweet
A forgotten true story of one woman’s journey to overcome the brutality of slavery told through theatre, song, live drumming and dance, this masterpiece of Black British theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot.
Born into slavery in the British colony of Bermuda, Mary Prince went on to become an autobiographer and champion of freedom. Mary’s words, painting the harsh realities of enslavement – how it felt to be owned, bought and sold, and separated from family and loved ones – gave a voice to those that are often silent, silenced, ignored or spoken for. Her book had an electrifying impact on the abolitionist movement, helping to free many Africans in bondage.