About the Show/Event
Information for The Long Song at Minerva Theatre, Chichester (Play). '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. To be rescheduled due to COVID-19
Performers Cherrelle Skeete (July), Maggie Service (Caroline).
Book by Andrea Levy. Adapted by Suhayla El-Bushra. Corporate Sponsor Ashling Park Wine Estates & Tours. Producer Minerva Theatre. Director Charlotte Gwinner. Design Alex Lowde. Lighting Mark Doubleday. Musical Director Michael Henry (and vocal arrangements and additonal composition). Sound Helen Skiera. Design Dick Straker (video). Director Rachael Nanyonjo (movement director). Director Charlotte Sutton (casting director). Director Chandra Ruegg (casting director).