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The Long Song

The Long SongT01447371345
'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.'
Book by Andrea Levy
Adapted by Suhayla El-Bushra

Archive :: production:T01447371345, play:S01584813965, venue:V1310317653

Production details

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

Special Performances

  • 21 Sep 20 Captioned
  • 25 Sep 20 Audio Described
  • 26 Sep 20 Audio Described


VenueMinerva Theatre
CountyWest Sussex
From28th August 2020
Opened2nd September 2020
To26th September 2020
PricesFrom £20.00. To £39.00.
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Corporate Sponsor Seaward
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)
Performer Cherrelle Skeete (July)
Performer Maggie Service (Caroline)
CORONAVIRUS: All venues in the UK were shut down on March 16, 2020, and the restrictions were finally lifted on July 19, 2021. It is important to mention that the UK Theatre Web archive listings (iUKTDb) from March 2020 to July 2021 might not be accurate due to the lack of information regarding rescheduled and cancelled shows.

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