“To be free is very sweet”
When one woman tells of her extraordinary journey to overcome the brutality of slavery, she becomes a beacon for the British anti-slavery movement. Born into slavery in the British colony of Bermuda, Mary Prince went on to become an auto-biographer and champion of freedom. Mary’s words of the harsh realities of enslavement and how it felt to be separated from family, loved ones and to be owned, bought and sold gave voice to those that are often silent, silenced, ignored or spoken for. Her book had an electrifying effect on the abolitionist movement helping to free many Africans in bondage.
A forgotten true story told through theatre, song, live drumming and dance, this masterpiece of Black British theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot.
Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains Col
Winner – Best Ensemble: Music Theatre Awards Edinburgh Festival 2019
‘Every so often there is a piece that touches the soul. Sold is one such show’ ★★★★★ Music Theatre Review
‘This is undoubtedly a must-see piece of theatre, both hauntingly relevant in its narrative and beautifully executed in its performance’ ★★★★★ Within Her Words
‘SOLD is a thrilling and unimaginably skilful blend of storytelling, song, drumming and dance. Immensely powerful and artistically vibrant! A must see!’ ★★★★ Spy in the Stalls
‘A masterclass in storytelling with minimal set, proving the power of words. … Exquisitely performed … a marvel to watch’ ★★★★ The Reviews Hu