Sope Dirisu plays Peter © Derek Hatton

Sope Dirisu plays Peter

Peter/Babtunde (Sope Dirisu)

Peter is a freed slave who used to work on the Greg plantation in Dominica. He has been brought to England by Hannah Greg to speak of his experiences as a slave, and help put an end to the ‘Negro apprenticeship scheme’. He has agreed to come to England whilst concealing an ulterior motive; revenge.

The fact: Peter is a fictional character and we have no evidence to suggest that any freed slaves from the Greg plantation subsequently worked at the Greg mills. His character stems from a documented slave in Dominica, who worked on the Greg plantation at Hillsborough when it was run by Samuel’s aunt, Catherine Greg.