Dido Elizabeth Belle

Saturday 20th October 2:30 & 7:30pm

Monday 5th June 1780. As rioting continues to rage in London, a unique Bloomsbury family faces some home truths. I, Dido recounts the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the daughter of a Navy Captain and a black slave. Raised in the home of one of Britain’s greatest judges, Lord Mansfield, Dido was witness to the beginning of the abolitionist movement.

Following the success of the premiere season of I, Dido at the St George’s Festival in April, DOT Productions returns to St George’s with two special performances for the Bloomsbury Festival. Commissioned by St George’s Bloomsbury and written by Non Vaughan-Thomas, the play recounts a dramatic episode in the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, an illegitimate mixed race woman rescued from slavery as a child, adopted by Lord Mansfield and baptised at St George’s Bloomsbury.

The 2:30 matinee performance will be followed by a talk and question & answer session with the playwright, Non Vaughan-Thomas and the director Micha Mirto.

Seating is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets: £10 / £7 concession
Bookings through the Bloomsbury Festival at
bloomsburyfestival.org.uk

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