Poetry Meets Art for Congo



7:45 pm - 10:45 pm


Theatre 501


Theatre 503 from £10 conc. to £12 https://theatre503.com/whats-on/muscovado/Bread and Roses Theatre from £8 conc. to £10 http://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/muscovado.htm

BurntOut Theatre presents


at Theatre 503, Battersea, from 23rd Feb – 8th March
and Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham, from 10th-14th March

‘How come the cane taste so sweet, yet feasts on my blood?’

Muscovado is the scorching new play by Matilda Ibini about slavery in Nineteenth Century Barbados. A heady mix of sexual intrigue, piercing choral music and extreme racial tension, Muscovado provides an unflinching portrayal of life on a sugar plantation in 1808,accompanied by an original musical score and atmospheric soundscape.

Muscovado will be touring to theatres and site-specific venues around the UK in 2015.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/HnRXUKyuRqA


“Really powerful” – BBC Radio 1

“A truly visceral experience. The sweat dripping from the bodies of the actors, confessions in candlelight and sacred song combine with some great writing from a promising future playwright.” **** –  British Theatre Guide

“Stirring. This isn’t theatre for the faint-hearted – it’s gruelling stuff. Go if you can.” **** –FemaleArts.com

About the company 

Muscovado was commissioned and developed by BurntOut Theatre with support from V&A Museum, Arts Council England and Farnham Maltings. Matilda Ibini trained on Royal Court’s Writers Programme, is Soho Theatre’s Writer-in-Residence and the youngest winner of BBCWritersroom10 Award.