The Long Song

Cast: 9-10f 7-13m plus musicians

Staging: Flexible and fluid staging

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781839040191Publication Date:
7 Oct 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788504003Publication Date:
7 Oct 2021
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First Staged:
Chichester Festival Theatre, 2021

The Long Song (stage version)

By Andrea Levy Adapted by Suhayla El-Bushra

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The Long Song is the story of a young slave girl who lives through the final turbulent days of slavery on a sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica.

It is adapted from Andrea Levy's award-winning novel by Suhayla El-Bushra, and premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in October 2021, directed by Charlotte Gwinner.

'You do not know me yet but I am the heroine of this drama. I am told that here I must give a taste of what is to unfold. I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent days of slavery and the early years of freedom.

'I am to say that it is a true and thrilling journey through that unsettled time.

'Cha, I say, what fuss-fuss. Come, let them just see it for themselves.'

Press Quotes

'[An] unblinking portrait of dignity amid moral horror... Suhayla El-Bushra's adaptation is a model of economy and fidelity... vivid and disturbing'

Guardian

'Scenes of rare power'

The Times

'Bold, brilliant... phenomenal... Wherever it goes next, it's imperative it has a further life'

Telegraph

'An excellent adaptation... a brilliant interpretation of the story that had the audience gripped and engrossed from beginning to end. The applause, cheers and standing ovation said it all'

British Theatre Guide

Cast: 9-10f 7-13m plus musicians

Staging:Flexible and fluid staging

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781839040191Publication Date:
7 Oct 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788504003Publication Date:
7 Oct 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Andrea Levy:

Small Island
Small Island

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