Surnamed Africanus, synopsis

It is 1784.

George Africanus, who had been brought to Molineux House eighteen years before as a three-year old slave, is expected back in his owner’s family home.

The characters of George Molineux and Africanus were real people who lived in the house where the play was performed.

Polly Povey                Katie O’Malley
George Molineux       Laurence Saunders
George Africanus       Kyle Bell

Director               Jonathan Collings
Writer                  Jefny Ashcroft

The play was performed at Molineux House (now the home of Wolverhampton City Archives) on the 19th – 21st July 2016.

There is a review from the Express and Star here.

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