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The Meaning of Zong archiveOlaudah Equiano, a British African who had bought his own freedom from enslavement, brought news of the massacre to the attention of the anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp when it surfaced in the notorious legal case of insurance at the King's Bench. In this boldly inventive debut play, Terera traces Equiano's response to the trial and his own decision to publish the story of his life, the first British black autobiography. Commissioned by the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic


Giles Terera (Olaudah Equiano), Paul Higgins (Granville Sharp), Michael Elcock (Ottobah Cugoano), Bethan Mary-James (Joyi / Lord Mansfield), Alice Vilanculo (Riba), Simon Holland Roberts (Sir John Lee / Robert Stubbs / William Woodfall), Kiera Lester (Ama / Gloria), Eliza Smith (Annie Greenwood), Remi King (Arthur Pigot / Kelsall), Sidiki Dembele (multi instruments)


Author: Giles Terera
Presented by: Bristol Old Vic
Director(s): Giles Terera, Tom Morris, Ingrid Mackinnon (movement), Nadia Williams (assistant)
Design: Jean Chan
Costume: Jean Chan
Lighting: Zeynep Kepekli
Sound: Dave Price
Other(s): Will Duke (projection - Limbic Cinema), Tom Newell (projection - Limbic Cinema), Samantha Adams (dramatherapist)

The Meaning of Zong

The Meaning of Zong (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0888003230. Details of all The Meaning of Zong archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01582598607

Archive Listings

2 Apr 22
7 May 22
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol, City of Bristol
Performance Details => Venue archive


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