Arts & Culture
The Long Song: A new theatre adaptation based on Andrea Levy’s novel
01 October 2021
Chichester Festival Theatre | £10
Oaklands Park, Chichester
West Sussex, PO19 6AP
The Long Song is adapted from Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel by Suhayla El‑Bushra, formerly writer in residence at the National Theatre Studio and whose work includes The Suicide (NT), Arabian Nights (Lyceum, Edinburgh), and Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge.
The novel is about the end of slavery in Jamaica, and follows July an indomitable, young slave who works on a sugarcane plantation with her detestable mistress, Caroline Mortimer. Their lives change with the arrival of the charming new overseer, Robert Goodwin who sets out to improve the plantation for both the slaves and the mistress.
Tara Tijani makes her professional debut as July, having graduated from Guildhall School of Music & Drama this year.
Llewella Gideon plays Old July; her many TV credits include Small Axe – Mangrove, The Real McCoy and Absolutely Fabulous.
Show times 2.30pm and 7.30pm, from 1 – 23 October 2021.
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