Enough of Him

Touring to Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Chichester and Coventry

Oct - Nov | UK Tour

Overview

When freedom is not given, it must be taken…

Based on a true story, Enough of Him explores the life of Joseph Knight, an African man enslaved by plantation owner Sir John Wedderburn and brought to Scotland to serve in his Perthshire mansion.

Highly favoured by Wedderburn and yet still enslaved, Knight balances on the knife edge between obligation and a soul-deep yearning for freedom. He forges a bond with Annie, a young Scottish servant working in the household, and the two of them fall in love.

But the walls of Ballindean do not keep secrets — their affair unsettles Lady Wedderburn, whose bitter loneliness is only deepened by the close bond her husband has with Knight. Joseph will endure bondage no longer. What happens when Joseph’s dreams clash with those of the man who owns him? What becomes of us all when past brutalities bleed into our present realities?

Written by Glasgow-based writer May Sumbwanyambe, this compelling domestic drama is a thrilling exploration of power and its attendant tensions: between those who are enslaved and those who are free, servants and masters, husbands and wives.

Following a critically acclaimed and award-winning Scottish tour in 2022, Enough of Him returns to stages across the country in Autumn 2024. Touring to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Dundee Rep Theatre; Lemon Tree, Aberdeen; Chichester Festival Theatre and Belgrade Theatre, Coventry with full tour dates to be announced.

Written by May Sumbwanyambe

Directed by Orla O'Loughlin

A National Theatre of Scotland and Pitlochry Festival Theatre co-production.

5 Stars

a work of searing theatrical imagination and undeniable humanism”

The Telegraph

4 Stars

A meticulous and heartfelt production

The Scotsman

4 Stars

An uncomfortable and essential history lesson

The Stage​

4 Stars

Gripping and unsettling

The Times

4 Stars

Your breath will catch in this proud moment for Scottish theatre

Edinburgh Guide​

4 Stars

a must-see

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