Monday 5th June 1780. As rioting continues to rage in London, a unique Bloomsbury family faces some home truths. I, Dido recounts the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the daughter of a Navy Captain and a black slave. Raised in the home of one of Britain’s greatest judges, Lord Mansfield, Dido was witness to the beginning of the abolitionist movement.
Following the success of the premiere season of I, Dido at the St George’s Festival in April, DOT Productions returns to St George’s with two special performances for the Bloomsbury Festival.
Commissioned by St George’s Bloomsbury and written by Non Vaughan-Thomas, the play recounts a dramatic episode in the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, an illegitimate mixed race woman rescued from slavery as a child, adopted by Lord Mansfield and baptised at St George’s Bloomsbury.
Performances at 2.30pm & 7.30 pm (duration approx 90 mins)