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Olivier Award-winner Giles Terera’s boldly inventive debut play celebrates the power of the human spirit against adversity

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Opening 20 Apr

Thu 20 Apr - Sun 23 Apr 2023, 2.30pm & 7.45pm

About The Meaning of Zong

Two hundred years ago, Olaudah Equiano read the harrowing reports of a massacre aboard the slave ship Zong, where 133 Africans were thrown overboard. Joining forces with anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp to publicly condemn these actions, he helped set in motion events which led to the abolition movement in the UK. But Olaudah’s mission goes beyond the courtroom. Having bought his own freedom, he now faces a personal battle to rediscover his past and accept his true self. Based on real life historical events, this highly acclaimed play is performed by an ensemble cast including writer and Olivier Award-winner Giles Terera (Hamilton) and co-directed by Tom Morris (Touching the Void, War Horse). Age Recommendation: 12+