“I have found myself. My voice. My truth.”
Based on a true story, Enough of Him explores the life of Joseph Knight, an African man brought to Scotland as a slave, by plantation owner John Wedderburn to serve in his Perthshire mansion.
Whilst in Scotland, Knight falls in love with Annie, a young Scottish servant working in the household. Lady Wedderburn strongly disapproves not only of their love affair but also of the close bond that has developed between Knight and her husband. As relationships strain and authority is challenged, the fallout threatens all of their futures, and Joseph’s long dormant ideas of freedom from the Scottish owner who has dominated his entire life are reignited.
The National Theatre of Scotland has described the play as a compelling domestic drama and a thrilling exploration of the dynamics of power: between slaves and free men, servants and masters, and husbands and wives. And both the BBC and The Times have named the play in their lists of shows you won’t want to miss in 2020/Cultural Highlights of the year to come.
#EnoughOfHim is being produced as Part of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights Black History Month 2020 programme.
National Theatre of Scotland. Touring to Pitlochry Festival Theatre, 16 October 2020 to 01 November 2020; Perth Theatre, 4 to 7 November 2020; and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 10 to 14 November 2020 Tickets on sale now for Traverse Theatre.