"Edmead has sensitively and powerfully brought Mary’s story to life.”

Stagetalk Magazine ★★★★ 2018

“Amantha is luminous, agile, multi-faceted, witty and resplendent”

Leys News

After sell out performances at the Old Fire Station in March SOLD is back at

the NorthWall 6-8 June for Edinburgh previews ahead of our  EdFringe run

What Audience say

"The best theatre I have seen anywhere. Acting was magnificent story Uplifting. Directions perfect for the story”


 The NorthWall Arts centre 6-8 June 2019  7.30pm

Tickets: £10 concessions £8 Click here for booking

Contributing to Windrush Legacy and # Black Lives Matter.

We are at the Pleasance Attic in Edinburgh 31 July- 25 August 12.50pm.

We are fundraising to help us get there. Our target is £10000 so far we have £2500.

Can you help us raise the rest?

Bringing African and Caribbean Peoples Histories and contemporary stories to life! Through theatre and film.

 " To Be Free is very sweet"

Nia =  Purpose
‘To make our collective vocation the building and development of our community’

Kuumba = Creativity

To do as much as we can in the way that we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial then when we found it’

Kuumba Nia Arts Ltd. Registered in England and Wales No: 6888926 Registered office: 163 Oxford Road, Cowley. Oxford. OX4 2ES +44.7958343359

Kuumba Nia Arts

When one woman tells of her extraordinary journey to overcome the brutality of slavery, she becomes a beacon for the British anti-slavery movement. Born into slavery in the British colony of Bermuda, Mary Prince went on to become an auto-biographer and champion of freedom. Her book had an electrifying effect on the abolitionist movement helping to free many Africans in bondage. Through theatre, song, music, drumming and dance, this masterpiece of Black British theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot.

Performances are followed by 30 minute Q&A's - then join us for music and a drink after the show.
Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains collective bring Mary's story to the NorthWall as part of tthe PROPELLER programme, a new initiative from The North Wall and Oxfordshire Theatre Makers.