14 Apr 2023

Age Recommendation: 14+

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.    

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Ticketing Info

Performance Times: 7.30pm

Tickets: £16, £12 concs, £8 under 26s

All prices include any booking fees.

Running time: 1hour full play + 20 minute Q&A

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


General booking opens - 23rd January, 11am

Please note there was an error in ticket price listing in the brochure - the above prices are correct for this show.



Venue Info

The Theatre