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The Long Song

The Long Song

By Andrea Levy
Adapted by Suhayla El-Bushra
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839040191, 80 pages, October 2021


The Long Song is the story of a young slave girl who lives through the final turbulent days of slavery on a sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica.

It is adapted from Andrea Levy's award-winning novel by Suhayla El-Bushra.


"Bold, brilliant... phenomenal... Wherever it goes next, it's imperative it has a further life."

- Telegraph

"An excellent adaptation... a brilliant interpretation of the story that had the audience gripped and engrossed from beginning to end. The applause, cheers and standing ovation said it all."

- British Theatre Guide

"[An] unblinking portrait of dignity amid moral horror... Suhayla El-Bushra's adaptation is a model of economy and fidelity... vivid and disturbing."

- Guardian