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Abolition

Actors record Rebel Woman
The play tells the story of Queen Nanny

Out of Many, One People

Out of Many, One People is a multi-media project by BBC Bristol designed to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade act.

It's an audio-visual installation and a radio play.

The play ‘Rebel Woman’, is a specially-commissioned drama based around the true story of Queen Nanny and the Maroons (the name given to runaway slaves). 

Queen Nanny was an 18th Century warrior who escaped from slavery in Jamaica and inspired hundreds of slaves to flee and join her fight for freedom against the British.

Accompanying the play is an audio-visual installation: photographs and interviews with many UK-based Afro-Caribbeans directly descended from Maroons.

They feel their ancestors' resistance against slavery and ultimately winning their freedom from the British is something that needs to be celebrated.

Actors peform Rebel Woman radio play

You can listen to the play on-demand and check out photos from the radio production.

The installation will be on show in the reception of BBC Bristol on Whiteladies Road from 23-30 March, 2007 (open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm).

The multi-media project was part of the Roots project - a unique partnership between BBC and the Arts Council England.

Play cast: Lorna Easy, Kasia Haddad, Nik Howden, Chris Donnelly, John Telfer, Burt Caesar, Damian Lynch, Marc Danbury
Written by Edson Burton
Directed by Paul Dodgson
Produced by Chris Burton
Images by Mark Simmons

The play is also being broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol.

last updated: 23/03/07
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