Those who are familiar with Jamaican history will surely know the significance of Rose Hall, a Georgian mansion located near Montego Bay that was built in 1770 and used as a plantation site during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Headed by John Palmer, the British born plantation owner was married to Annie Mae Patterson: the daughter of an Irish father and Haitian mother who had moved from Haiti to Jamaica. As legend would have it, Annie grew bored of her husband so murdered him, and then issued a reign of terror on the slaves she inherited ownership of. It’s truly a fascinating story one in which it’s pretty difficult to discern fact from fiction, you can read more about it here. The Rose Hall Estate was vast and included 2,000 enslaved Africans who were forced to toil away on 7,000 acres of a sugar plantation. Needless to say there are probably many, many more intriguing stories which took place, one of which is being explored in a new production called White Witch, which starts at the Chelsea Theatre on April 4th and will run until April 30th. Written by Jamaican playwright Barry Reckord, it tells the story of a young white woman who falls in love with a black man at a time when their love is forbidden. The play deals with fallout from their relationship from forced marriage to barbaric punishments which provoked communities and inspired uprisings. Based on a true story set around Rose hall, it is a tale of mysticism, love, cruelty and revenge cast against the unforgiving backdrop of the transatlantic slave trade. Tickets are priced from £10-£12 and can be booked here.