‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African: The Play’ – London, 26.11.14 – 19.11.14

Set in the heart of West Africa during the height of the British slave trade, ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’ is an honest, uncompromising and moving portrayal of Olaudah Equiano’s early life. Kidnapped with his sister at the age of eleven, Equiano is beaten, suffocated and tortured on their journey to the coast, which sees him separated from his sister and sold to British traders.

Please note this is a site-specific production with no wheelchair access. The production also contains scenes of a violent nature and is therefore only suitable for those over the age of 16.

Creative Team
Writer/Director – Adam Tulloch
Assistant Director – Sian Edwards
Choreography – Sharon Henry
Music – Jamal Hue-Bonner

Jonathan Luwagga
Marie-Helene Boyd
Alessandro Babalola

What people are saying:

“Their faces are so highly charged with emotion that it feels as though currents of energy are reaching out into the audience.” Broadway Baby

“One of the best pieces of historical theatre I have seen in a number of years.“ Dr Matthew Dziennik – British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies

“Direct, powerful and brutal depiction of slavery, staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe” The List

“A distressingly dramatised portrait of suffering and endurance performed with unrelenting, inescapable force.” The Scotsman

 “@Total_Insight…intense… Outstanding acting, blown away!”

“‪@Total_Insight I saw this last night absolutely amazing! Really moved me, harrowing but brilliantly done!”

“The Enslaved African (theSpace Jury’s Inn) by ‪@Total_Insight was outstanding. Hope to hear more from the company”

”@Total_Insight Intense and beautiful performance by the cast of ‪#olaudahequiano

Simply breathtaking!”

“Fantastic performance by ‪@Total_Insight ‪@edfringe last night, great story, intimate, emotional and brilliantly acted!”

“What an incredibly moving piece of theatre by ‪@Total_Insight. Highly emotive and highly recommend.”


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