Muscovado moves into rehearsals!

Enter Miss Kitty’s parlour on the Fairbranch Plantation of St Lucy, Barbados in 1808; House slaves Nanny G and Asa are preparing for the arrival of an important guest from England; Willa a young slave girl is desperate to be in the family portrait; Parson Lucy is holding religious tuition over tea and sugar biscuits; Field slave Elsie wants to remember how to dream again.

BurntOut Theatre presents ‘Muscovado’ by Matilda Ibini, an original play about the British involvement in the slave trade, performed at Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common where William Wilberforce began his abolition campaign.

Set between the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act and the abolition of slavery, ‘Muscovado’ is about the tragedy of knowing freedom but never experiencing it; of finding beauty in the darkest shadows.

“Go to that room in your mind where your body can’t follow. Lock the door and wait for me there.”

Dates: 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10 October

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common, SW4 0QZ

Tickets available in person at Holy Trinity Church, or online at

The venue is wheelchair accessible. The production will be BSL translated at two performances, and braille copies of the script will be available. Please get in touch for more information.


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