In 1782, the owners of the Zong ship claimed insurance on the lives of the 130 slaves thrown overboard. Over a hundred years later, the Kala Pani prison (“Black Waters” in Hindi) was used by the British to contain Indian independence activists in horrendous conditions.

These two stories inspire a powerful commentary on colonialism in this new work from our National Partner Company. Black Waters is choreographed by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s artistic director Sharon Watson in collaboration with Kolkata-based Rhythomosaic’s Shambik Ghose and Dr Mitul Sengupta.

The Venue

Peacock Theatre

Portugal Street, Kingsway, London, United Kingdom, WC2A 2HT

Nearest Tube

Holborn

Nearest Train

Charing Cross

Running Time

To be confirmed.

Booking Dates

First Performance

Thursday 26th March 2020

Last Performance

Friday 27th March 2020

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