14 Apr 2023
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 enslavement in the British Colony of Bermuda, Mary Prince went on to become an autobiographer and a 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 master piece of Black British Theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griots.
Kuumba Nia Arts is an Black led Oxford-based touring theatre company that produces and develops work based on traditional African theatrical forms and aesthetics. Our mission and purpose is to fuse contemporary creative performance styles with historical African forms that have been passed to the diaspora to create a theatre that breaks new ground. Creating unique productions of startling authenticity that inform, surprise and entertain.