Coleridge-Taylor of Freetown

A Concert in a Play.

Written and performed by Tayo Aluko

January 1999. George Coleridge-Taylor, retired Sierra Leonean diplomat, finds himself trapped in Fourah Bay College when the civil war that has been ravaging the country reaches Freetown. In hiding, he reflects on his and his country’s stories, wondering if he dares defend the woman captured by the fearsome rebels. His imagination takes him to more peaceful climes, where he sings the beautiful songs of his famous uncle, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.


Rotunda Theatre @ Brighton Fringe. (World Premiere)

10-12 and 24 – 26 May 2024.
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  • Directed by

    Mojisola Kareem

  • Design by

    Phil Newman

  • Lighting Design by

    Aaron Molloy

  • Sound design by

    Liam McDermott

  • Dramaturgy by

    Esther Wilson and Jennifer Farmer

  • Piano accompaniment by

    Allyson Devenish