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Abolition

By Gabriel Gbadamosi

Year staged: 1989

Opening night: 05/10/1989

Theatre Company: Paines Plough; 1974-

Staged in: Young Vic

Cast Size: 6

Synopsis

The play explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade by examining the political set-up in Britain and the practice among slavers in London, Liverpool and Bristol

Original Cast

David Barrass

Fox / Bosun

Osei Bentil

Jake / Shantyman

Richard Lintern

Tom / Pitt

Julia Lane

Jenny / Cabin Boy

Martyn Read

Knox / Wilberforce

Richard Durden

Surgeon / Balziel / Tarleton

David Barrass

Fox / Bosun

Osei Bentil

Jake / Shantyman

Richard Lintern

Tom / Pitt

Julia Lane

Jenny / Cabin Boy

Martyn Read

Knox / Wilberforce

Richard Durden

Surgeon / Balziel / Tarleton

Production Team

Tim Mitchell

Lighting

Mark Vibrans

Musical Director

David Redmayne

Sound

Debbie Seymour

Director

Sally Crab

Designer

Tim Mitchell

Lighting

Mark Vibrans

Musical Director

David Redmayne

Sound

Debbie Seymour

Director

Sally Crab

Designer

Additional Materials

Unpublished Playscript

Ref: BBPA/4/9

National Theatre

Link to Photographic Negatives

Photographic Negatives

Ref: THM/374/1/2076

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Link to Administrative and Production Files

Administrative and Production Files

Ref: THM/372/2/1/16

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Link to Partial Script

Partial Script

Ref: THM/372/3/2/15

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Link to Press Cuttings

Press Cuttings

Ref: THM/372/5/2/32

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Link to Flyer

Flyer

Ref: THM/372/5/3/29

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Link to Poster

Poster

Ref: THM/372/5/4/20

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Link to Production Records

Production Records

Ref: BOV/3/4/215

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Play Scripts

Play Scripts

Ref: BOV/3/1/19/1

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Production Management Papers

Production Management Papers

Ref: BOV/3/1/15/27

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

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