A seat at 1816 Revolt
PATRONS SAT transfixed as they watched the drama unfold.
The scenes were not of modern day Barbados, but dated back to the period leading up to the 1816 revolt credited for being the turning point in Barbados’ history that culminated in the country’s Independence in 1966.
In the production, Bussa sat around a table with his closest confidants planning his strategy to rise up against slavery. This scene and those involving the treatment and eventual hanging of Nanny Grigg were undoubtedly among the most poignant scenes of the production From Bussa To Barrow And Beyond at Golden Grove Plantation, St Philip, on Saturday night.
The acting was superb, transporting the mixed audience to the notable turning points in the country’s history.
Patrons burst out laughing when Bussa declared: “Wickedness ain’t got no colour” in response to a demand for action against the white slave masters. (WILLCOMM)
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