The Meaning Of Zong [Drama On 3]


20210321Part of BBC Lights Up season, featuring plays from theatres that have gone dark during lockdown. Olivier Award winner Giles Terera stars in his own debut play about the notorious massacre aboard the slave ship Zong in 1781, and how uncovering its story galvanised the growing Abolition movement in the UK.

This collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and Jonx Productions brings to BBC Radio 3 an audio production of this inspirational new stage play, developed by Bristol Old Vic and the National Theatre, and directed by Tom Morris.

Olaudah Equiano (Gustavas Vassa) ….. Giles Terera
Granville Sharp ….. Samuel West
Ama/Rachel ….. Moronke Akinola
Riba/ Elijah ….. Gloria Obianyo,
Miss Greenwood/Joyi ….. Akiya Henry,
Ottobah Coguano/ Stubbs ….. Michael Balogun
Pigot /The Manager ….. Nikesh Patel
Lee/The Officer ….. Sule Rimi
James Kelsal/The Bishop ….. Paul Hickey
Lord Mansfield ….. Michael Bertenshaw.

The score was created by Jon Nicholls with Giles Terera, and the company with Amanda Wilkin.
Percussion ….. Sola Akingbola.

Sound design… Jon Nicholls
Director….. Tom Morris
Producer ….. Jonquil Panting.
A Jonx Production for BBC Radio 3, in collaboration with Bristol Old Vic.

This play does include some historical racial language.

As part of BBC Lights Up, Olivier Award winner Giles Terera stars in his own debut play.

Series of drama performances, ranging from experimental works to the Classics