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The Long Song archive'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. World Premiere


Tara Tijani (July), Llewella Gideon (Old July), Olivia Poulet (Caroline Mortimer), Ben Adams (Tam Dewar / Charles Wyndham), Cecilia Appiah (Miss Clara), Andrew Bridgmont (John Howarth / Baptist Minister), Leonard Buckley (Robert Goodwin), Perola Congo (Miss Bessie / Molly), Miranda Foster (Elizabeth Wyndham), Trevor Laird (Dublin / Godfrey), Syrus Lowe (Thomas / Nimrod), Chris Machari (Cornet / Musician), Mohammed Mansaray (Boy / Ezra), Rebecca Omogbehin (Kitty), Carol Walton (Miss Rose)


Book by: Andrea Levy
Adapted by: Suhayla El-Bushra
Corporate Sponsor: Ashling Park Wine Estates & Tours
Producer: Minerva Theatre
Director(s): Charlotte Gwinner, Angela Gasparetto (movement director), Kev McCurdy (flight director), Charlotte Sutton (casting director), Chandra Ruegg (casting director)
Design(s): Frankie Bradshaw, Dick Straker (video design)
Lighting: Mark Doubleday
Musical Director: Michael Henry (also Vocal Arrangements / Additional Composition)
Sound: Helen Skiera

The Long Song

The Long Song (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0770619863. Details of all The Long Song archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01584813965

Archive Listings

1 Oct 21
23 Oct 21
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester, West Sussex
Performance Details => Venue archive


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