The Meaning of Zong
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781839040290Publication Date:
7 Apr 2022
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First Staged:
Bristol Old Vic, 2022

The Meaning of Zong

By Giles Terera

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On Stage at:
Bristol Old Vic
From Sat 2 Apr 2022 to Sat 7 May 2022

1783. A new time. Unprecedented ideas, empires and wealth, and it is slavery greases the gears. That night in the storm, I was someone else. It took this story to show me who I truly am.

Two hundred years ago, Olaudah Equiano changed the world. Reading reports of a massacre aboard the slave ship Zong, where 132 enslaved Africans were thrown overboard, he joins forces with anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp to publicly condemn these abhorrent actions, setting in motion events which would go on to galvanise the abolition movement in the UK.

But Olaudah's impassioned fight for justice goes beyond the courtroom. Having bought his own freedom, he now faces a personal battle to rediscover his past and accept his true self.

Weaving together the many lives affected by these events across the globe, Giles Terera's boldly inventive debut play The Meaning of Zong is a timely response to the social upheaval the world has witnessed in recent years.

It is staged at Bristol Old Vic in April 2022.

Giles Terera is an acclaimed actor, musician and filmmaker, who starred as Aaron Burr in the UK production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton – The Musical, for which he won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781839040290Publication Date:
7 Apr 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
This edition isn't available yet, but you can be amongst the first to receive it by pre-ordering now! Pre-order
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788504751Publication Date:
7 Apr 2022
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Available Soon

Also by Giles Terera:

Hamilton and Me

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