For Nitro, at Greenwich Theatre. Written by Margaret Busby; Musical Direction by Allyson Devenish. 

Based on transcriptions from the landmark court case in 1783, heard by Lord Mansfield, concerning the slave ship "Zong" and the terrible fate of 132 who were thrown overboard for the sake of expediency. 

I was very pleased by the balance of necessary factual 'legalese' and emotionally driven music, which combined to tell this powerful story. 

 

Cast: 

Rolan Bell

Josie Benson

Angela Caesar

Charlie Folorunsho

Julie Hewlett

Jeffrey Kissoon

Trevor A Toussaint

Musical Director Allyson Devenish

Designed by Nicolai Hart-Hansen

Lighting by Nigel Edwards