Living Histories of Sugar invites audiences across the Atlantic to be immersed in the sights and sounds of historical characters: from sugar barons and refinery owners, to enslaved and ‘free’ people, sugar refinery workers and their wives. This performance encourages Caribbean and Scottish audiences to contest, re-signify or otherwise rework the historical record.
The cast includes internationally renowned musicians: Marva Newton (Trinidad and Tobago), Yvonne Lyon (Scotland), Philip Murray (otherwise known by his calypso name, 'Black Sage'; Trinidad and Tobago) and actors: Michael Nicholson (Jamaica) and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow (Jamaica/New York).
This is a free performance, funded by the AHRC.
Living Histories of Sugar is a project led by the Universities of Edinburgh and Abertay. The project is funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council, UKRI.