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Border Crossings: The Great Experiment at Tara Theatre

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Time 19:30
Date 15/02/20
Price £17.5

Border Crossings' new piece exposes the the little-known history of the Indian migrant labourers indentured to work on plantations worldwide, following the Abolition of Slavery.

Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 February.

Slavery may have been abolished in 1833, but in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries over 2 million Indian migrant labourers were indentured to work in plantations around the world.  The workers boarded ships that would take them thousands of miles from home in search of ‘a better life’, while the abolitionists, and Indian nationalists, called this a ‘new system of slavery’ and the ‘international shame of the Indian’.

The roots of our Mauritian, Asian-Caribbean, Malaysian & African-Asian communities are all buried in this history, known as The Great Experiment.

As award-winning theatre-makers Border Crossings create their new play about these indentured migrations, the company of actors from the Mauritius and the UK begin to feel the weight of history in their own lives and their responsibility to the past. Join them as together they question who has the right to tell a story and who has the right to be heard.

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SPECIAL OFFER: The Great Experiment promo offer:
Limited number of £10 tickets available for the performances at Tara Theatre on Tue 11th - Sat 15th Feb (reduced from £17.50).
To claim, use promo code: TGE10 when booking online or over the phone on 020 8333 4457.
Offer ends 15th Feb and is subject to availability.