The Long Song
Published by Nick Hern Books
Large Mixed Cast
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"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 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 the story of a young slave girl who lives through the final turbulent days of slavery on a sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica
It is adapted from Andrea Levy's award-winning novel by Suhayla El-Bushra, and premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in October 2021, directed by Charlotte Gwinner