The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
The production poses the question, ‘When the country is on the brink of disaster, who is the right person to take charge – and should we trust them?’- which feels like a very pertinent question for our modern times. The aesthetic is stripped-back and contemporary, with all the actors performing within a white box (Richard’s physical and mental ‘prison’), and with only one prop on stage – the Crown.
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