3 Aug 2022

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National Theatre of Scotland and Pitlochry Festival Theatre today announced the full tour for May Sumbwanyambe’s historical domestic drama Enough of Him, directed by Orla O'Loughlin, which opens in Pitlochry before touring Scotland in October and November 2022.

In a first-time collaboration between National Theatre of Scotland and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Enough of Him will be at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 20 October to 29 October then touring to CatStrand, Castle Douglas; Platform, Glasgow; Lanternhouse, Cumbernauld; The Brunton, Musselburgh and Perth Theatre from the 1 to 19 November 2022.

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.

The production is part of Black History Month and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.

Enough of Him is a thrilling exploration of power and its attendant tensions: between those who are enslaved and those who are free, servants and masters, and husbands and wives.

Sumbwanyambe previously wrote The Trial of Joseph Knight, a drama focussing on the trial and its case, which was broadcast as a radio play on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.

May Sumbwanyambe is a librettist, radio dramatist, academic and playwright from Edinburgh.

Orla O’Loughlin is an award-winning director based in Scotland, currently Vice-Principal and Director of Drama at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She returns to Scottish theatre to direct Enough of Him, having previously been Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

Full tour details here