May on Radio 4
Squad grad and formerly board member May Sumbwanyambe’s play The Trial of Jospeh Night is on Radio4 on 12th July, and then if you miss if on BBC iPlayer.
The play is based on real events in the late 18th century when much of Scotland’s mercantile wealth was built on slavery. Plantation owner, Sir John Wedderburn, returns to Perthshire from the West Indies, bringing with him an African slave, Joseph Knight. Wedderburn educates Knight and uses him as a domestic servant. But when Knight runs away his escape and recapture help to pave the way for the abolition of slavery in Britain.