Theatre

Henry Box Brown

Presented by Hall Park Academy

For a week in May 1854, Nottingham audiences flocked to hear of one man's extraordinary escape from slavery to freedom. Henry 'Box' Brown – a formerly enslaved African American – wrote himself into the history books when he posted himself in a box from Richmond to Philadelphia, and then organised a performance in Nottingham to celebrate his life-story. Brown exhibited his box to audiences in Britain and even employed local musicians to lecture and sing about the cruelties of American slavery. Join students from Hall Park Academy for a performance about Brown’s experience.

Part of a University of Nottingham School of English research project supported by The Rights Lab.

Approx. 1 hour (no interval)
Suitable for ages 5+