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"Slave: A Question of Freedom"

The Lowry & National Tour 2024


The true story of a girl’s stolen childhood and her fight for survival

This exceptional award-winning play tells Mende Nazer’s inspirational story.  Set in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan and London the story of her joyful childhood, and subsequent enslavement is told by an outstanding ensemble of eight actor-musicians as a feast of storytelling, music and dance.  It celebrates Mende’s indomitable spirit, the beauty of the ancient Nuba culture, and as a famine of the inhumanity and horror of trafficking and modern slavery. 


Mende’s story transcends borders and her voice beckons us to consider the essence of freedom, and to question why fifty million people around the world are enslaved today.

Adapted by Caroline Clegg and Kevin Fegan from the autobiography Slave (Virago) by Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis and Directed by Caroline Clegg.

Tickets & Venue Information

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 9 – Sat 12 October; Matinees: 10 &12

Symposium "Experts By Experience", Thur 10 at 11am

Bristol Tobacco Factory

Tues 15 – Sat 19 October; Matinees: 17 &19


Additional Dates & Venues to Follow

“The play's integrity and timeliness staged by Feelgood had the audience at The Lowry rapt.  Like Mende, we can and should make a difference by standing up and being counted." ***** MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS:  Best New Play


Winner of:

The first Anti-Slavery Award (Human Trafficking Foundation)

Best New Play - Pete Postlethwaite Manchester Evening News Award

Arts Review Award for Best Director, Best Actress and Best New Play

Performed in the House of Lords 2011


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