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The Meaning of Zong (With Giles Terera)

Published on 17 August 2022

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by actor, singer, musician, playwright, author, filmmaker and director, Giles Terera. They will be discussing the play he co-directed and and performed in, 'The meaning of Zong' which looks back at one one of the most infamous insurance stories, the Zong Massacre.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Giles decided to write a play about the Zong Massacre.
  • The research he did into the Zong while planning out the play
  • Giles's take on the story and what stood out to him
  • The character Olaudah Equiano, that Giles plays.
  • Other highlights from Giles's career including his time performing as Aaron Burr in Hamilton.

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