As the slave ship nears port on the ‘middle’ passage there is an uprising by the enslaved and he must choose which side he will take; his people or his freedom?

Set on board a slave ship in 1788 this powerful new opera engages with the sensitive history of Britain’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and places the Black male character of the ‘powder monkey’ centre  stage of a diverse cast.

This powerful new opera created by Brolly, Rachana Jadhav and Dominic Hingorani and internationally acclaimed composer Errollyn Wallen MBE create a stunning spectacle combining live performance, music and animation that engages with the rich musical heritage of West Africa, South Asia and England that has made modern Britain.