Theatre review – Muscovado @Alma Tavern

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An unflinchingly big topic for an¬†unfeasibly small stage, it’s hard to do¬†BurntOut Theatre’s¬†Muscovado the justice it deserves in a short review.

Playwright Matilda Ibini transports us to the sugar-cane plantations of Barbados during the dying throes of slavery, with the Slavery Abolition Act about to be passed. Plantation owners Miss Kitty (Clemmie Reynolds) and her husband, the threatening Captain, are struggling to keep control over their slaves in the face of a rapidly changing social landscape.

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