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Enough of Him

By May Sumbwanyambe

Year staged: 2022

Opening night: 20/10/2022

Staged in: National Theatre of Scotland

Cast Size: 4


Based on a true story, Enough of Him explores the life of Joseph Knight, an African man enslaved by plantation owner Sir John Wedderburn and brought to Scotland to serve in his Perthshire mansion. Highly favoured by Wedderburn and yet still enslaved, Knight balances on the knife edge between obligation and a soul-deep yearning for freedom. He forges a bond with Annie, a young Scottish servant working in the household, and the two of them fall in love. But the walls of Ballindean do not keep secrets — their affair unsettles Lady Wedderburn, whose bitter loneliness is only deepened by the close bond her husband has with Knight. Joseph will endure bondage no longer. What happens when Joseph’s dreams clash with those of the man who owns him? What becomes of us all when past brutalities bleed into our present realities?

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Enough of Him

Publisher: Meuthen Drama

Year published: 2022

Original Cast

Omar Austin

Joseph Knight

Catriona Faint

Anne/Annie Thompson

Rachael-Rose McLaren

Margaret Wedderburn

Matthew Pidgeon

Sir John Wedderburn

Production Team

May Sumbwanyambe


Garen Abel Unokan

Assistant Director

Ingrid Mackinnon

Movement Director

Ingrid Mackinnon

Intimacy Coordinator

Emma Jones

Lighting Designer

Fred Meller

Set and Costume Designer

Pippa Murphy

Sound Designer

Ana Beatriz Meireles

Associate Movement Director / Associate Intimacy Director

Orla O'Loughlin


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