The Meaning of Zong

ROYAL LYCEUM, EDINBURGH

Thursday April 21, 7.30pm
Touch Tour, 6.15pm
Saturday April 23, 2.30pm
Touch Tour, 1.15pm

Two hundred years ago, Olaudah Equiano changed the world. On reading reports of a massacre aboard the slave ship Zong, where 132 enslaved Africans were thrown overboard, Olaudah joins forces with anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp to publicly condemn these abhorrent actions, setting in motion events which would go on to galvanise the abolition movement in the UK. But Olaudah’s impassioned fight for justice goes beyond the courtroom. Having bought his own freedom, he now faces a personal battle to rediscover and own his past.