Enough of Him

Toured to Pitlochry, New Galloway, Glasgow, Cumbernauld, Musselburgh and Perth

Thu 20 Oct - Sat 19 Nov 2022 | Scottish Tour


“To keep that part of me silent. That is what is unbearable. That is why I must be free.”

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, and husbands and wives.

Written by May Sumbwanyambe.

Part of Black History Month and The Year of Stories.

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


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Venue DateTimeAccess
Pitlochry Festival TheatreFri 28 October 7:30pmBSL
Pitlochry Festival TheatreSat 29 October7:30pmAD/CAP
Catstrand, New GallowayWed 2 November7:30pmCAP
Platform, EasterhouseFri 4 November7:00pmAD/CAP
Platform, EasterhouseSat 5 November7:00pm BSL
Lanternhouse,CumbernauldTues 8 November7:30pmAD/CAP
Brunton, MusselburghFri 11 November7:30pmAD/CAP
Brunton, MusselburghSat 12 November7:30pm BSL
Perth TheatreWed 16 November7:30pmCAP
Perth TheatreFri 18 November7:30pmAD

The National Theatre of Scotland reserves the right to alter casts, performances, seating or ticket arrangements.

Photography Location- Gravitas, Glasgow

All music composed for this production by John Pfumojena is licenced by Warner Chappell Music Limited