Kunene and the King

Ambassadors Theatre, London

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  • Don’t miss John Kani’s highly acclaimed play Kunene and the King marking the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid with a strictly limited London run, following its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon and a sold-out run in Cape Town.

    South Africa, 2019. Twenty-five years since the first post-apartheid democratic elections, two men from contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on a quarter century of change. Jack Morris is a celebrated classical actor who’s just been given both a career-defining role and a life-changing diagnosis. Besides his age, Jack has seemingly little in common with his at-home nurse Lunga Kunene, but the two men soon discover their shared passion for Shakespeare, which ignites this ‘rich, raw and shattering head-to-head’ (The Times).

    Written by South African actor, activist and playwright John Kani (Black Panther, The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead), this refreshingly funny and vital new play is directed by Janice Honeyman (Vice Versa; The Tempest, 2009) and sees fellow South African Antony Sher (King Lear, 2016 & 2018; Death of a Salesman) perform alongside John Kani in two exceptionally moving performances; live music and vocals are by Anna Mudeka who completes the company.

    Book now for this ‘fascinating and necessary’ (Financial Times) play, co-produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Cape Town’s Fugard Theatre, as it transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre for nine weeks only from 24 January 2020.

     

    Important Information


    £1.75 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.

    The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness, injury and statutory leave entitlement

    BOOKING PERIOD: 24 January - 28 March 2020 

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday-Saturday 7:30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 3pm

    RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 36 minutes (this production has no interval)

    AGE RESTRICTION: TBC

    VENUE: Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9ND

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