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The Long Song

01 October 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

£10 – £43
The Long Song

The Long Song

‘You do not know me yet but I am the heroine of this drama. I am told that here I must give a taste of what is to unfold. I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent days of slavery and the early years of freedom.

‘I was born a slave upon a sugar plantation named Amity. I was there when the Baptist War raged in 1831, and when slavery was declared no more. It tells of my mama Kitty, of the negroes enslaved, of Caroline Mortimer the woman who owned me. I am to say that it is a true and thrilling journey through that unsettled time.

‘Cha, I say, what fuss-fuss. Come, let them just see it for themselves.’

The Long Song is adapted from Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel by Suhayla El‑Bushra, formerly writer in residence at the National Theatre Studio and whose work includes The Suicide (NT), Arabian Nights (Lyceum, Edinburgh), and Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge.

Director Charlotte Gwinner was Associate Director at the Bush Theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Sheffield Theatres 2014-16, where her productions included Waiting for Godot, the Sarah Kane season and The Distance.

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Details

Date:
01 October 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£10 – £43
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https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-long-song-1

Venue

Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park
Chichester, PO19 6AP GB
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Organiser

Chichester Festival Theatre
Phone:
01243 781312
Email:
box.office@cft.org.uk
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