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Thursday 16 Saturday 18 May 2019


By Nick Stafford
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise

The Mercer family’s fortune started in the eighteenth century in England, increased via South African gems in the nineteenth, and is managed on an ethical basis today. When a modern Mercer begins digging beneath the surface of their history, the family’s past suddenly appears less clear-cut than the gems they once traded. Luminosity links a physic garden, a fabulous diamond and the colour of skin; exploring race and identity and the moral responsibility of representing the past.


Margaret Mercer – Freya de Wild
Debra Mercer – Xsara-Sheneille Pryce
Victoria Cotton – Eloise Westwood
Betty Mercer / Midwife – Ella Zgorska
Robert Mercer – Ben Bubb
Saul Mercer – Dylan Brady
John Gardner / William Mercer – Conor Mccready
Dalton – Adam Mackle
James Mercer – Harry Mace
Skilton – Sam Black
Forbes – Paul Dorsey

Designer: Abby Clarke