THE MEANING OF ZONGWorkshop Performance
Olivier Award winner Giles Terera's new play examines the massacre aboard the slave ship Zong in 1781 and the repercussions of these events which influenced the growing abolition movement in the UK.
Jointly commissioned by the National Theatre and presented and developed with partner theatres in Liverpool, Glasgow and London, this evening's event is the first of a number of workshop performances and discussions in the Autumn, ahead of the play being fully staged in 2019.
Giles Terera is an acclaimed actor, musician and filmmaker currently starring 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. This is his debut play.