Troubled Island: A workshop performance

31/10/2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
The Gatehouse
North Road, London, Greater London N6 4BD
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
020 8340 3488

An opera by William Grant Still (1895-1978), with libretto by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

“Troubled Island” (1949) tells the story of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, once a slave, then a rebel general and first Emperor of Haiti in the age of Napoleon. With dynamic scenes of heroism, love, betrayal and murder, as a commentary on the revolutionary life it parallels the better known tragedies of Spartacus and Emiliano Zapata.

Published by Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Award winning London Fringe Theatre with a varied programme of drama, musicals and fringe theatre productions. Situated at the top of Highgate Hill we really are London's Top Theatre. Ovation, the in-house company produces several shows each year at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and has been described as one of the best fringe theatre companies in London.