The Powder Monkey at The Albany

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The Albany

Brolly Productions presents The Powder Monkey at The Albany. Chukwunenye, an African boy of the Igbo people, is the powder monkey born on a slave ship and now one voyage away from buying his freedom.

The Powder Monkey at The Albany

This event is suitable for: 8 - 12 years, 13 - 16 years, 16 years+

This event costs: £10 - £14

As the slave ship nears port on the ‘middle’ passage there is an uprising by the enslaved and he must choose which side he will take; his people or his freedom?

Set on board a slave ship in 1788 this powerful new opera engages with the sensitive history of Britain’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and places the Black male character of the ‘powder monkey’ centre stage of a diverse cast.

This powerful new opera created by Brolly, Rachana Jadhav and Dominic Hingorani and internationally acclaimed composer Errollyn Wallen MBE create a stunning spectacle combining live performance, music and animation that engages with the rich musical heritage of West Africa, South Asia and England that has made modern Britain.

The Albany is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.

Price: £10 – £14


Contact Details

Telephone: 020 8692 4446
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Address Details

Location: The Albany, Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG


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