SOLD

Theatre (new writing, political)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Attic
  • 12:45
  • Aug 18, 20-25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Kuumba Nia Arts, Unlock The Chains Collective and Oxford Playhouse.
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains scenes of violence.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

'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 autobiographer and champion of freedom. Her book had an electrifying effect on the abolitionist movement helping to free many Africans in bondage. Through theatre, song, music, drumming and dance, this masterpiece of Black British theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. Steep staircase. Lift Access from front.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Prof Teak 6 days ago

Go see this show.
The performers are outstanding and the story deserves to be told.
The musicality is inspiring.

Derek Newton 11 days ago

If you can, you must go and see this extraordinary show. The story of Mary Prince is brought so vividly to life through an outstanding performance by Amantha Edmead, supported by the drumming and music of Angie Anderson. This is so powerful and moving; it deserves to be seen everywhere

TinaC 13 days ago

A powerful & moving story - this show packs a real punch and is brilliantly performed. With live drumming, it tugs at your heart-strings and shines a light on a long, ugly period of human history.


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The Reviews Hub (4/5 stars) 3 days ago

Sold is a bold, urgent piece of theatre that explores the brutality of slavery through the eyes of author and abolitionist, Mary Prince. Fusing passionate storytelling with drumming, dance and song, Sold is a hard-hitting but ultimately uplifting play about one woman’s journey towards freedom.

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The List (4/5 stars) 4 days ago

Harrowing piece of physical theatre about the life of a slave called Mary Prince...

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