On the set of a new film about Victorian artist JMW Turner, young actress Lou is haunted by an unresolved history. Meanwhile, in 1840 Londoners Lucy and Thomas try to come to terms with the meaning of freedom.
Moving between London past and present, we embark on a powerfully personal voyage through time.
Directed by Miranda Cromwell, and first staged at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, this astonishing and fiercely political new play by Winsome Pinnock was named winner of the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award.
Ripples from the past: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Winsome Pinnock’s epic new play exploring the legacies of Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade.
An ambitious, humane examination of the unresolved history of the slave trade
A triumph for all involved
There is a real sense of togetherness amongst the company
An impassioned, disquieting reckoning
A meditative, surrealist work
A densely woven tapestry of story
Urgent and important look at the legacy of slavery
Drama that stirs the feelings but also risks motion-sickness
Sprawling epic with strong performances
Radical retelling of Britain’s slavery history
Strong, but inconclusive
A muddled meditation on slavery