Incidents in the Life of an Anglican Slave

Desirée Baptiste

Incidents in the Life of an Anglican Slave poster

The Sanctuary
Paradise in Augustines


Performances: 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th August
Start time: 15:05 (1hr)

It’s 1723 and writing while Black could get a girl hanged in Virginia. But the Archbishop of Canterbury lives a very long way away, at Lambeth Palace. Could his Lordship be the man to free the British Empire’s enslaved? And is it worth the risk, dropping him a line? Enjoy epic storytelling in this riveting one-woman play about the anonymous enslaved Virginian who dared, during the transatlantic slavery era, to pen a freedom plea to the head of the Anglican Church. (So... how does she end up in Barbados?)

Content Warnings

Age guidance: 16+

  • Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes