Kunene and the King

Don’t miss John Kani’s highly acclaimed play KUNENE AND THE KING at the Ambassadors Theatre 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 PantherThe IslandSizwe 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.

Book now for this ‘fascinating and necessary’ (Financial Times) play, co-produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Cape Town’s Fugard Theatre.

Booking Period

From 24 January to 28 March 2020

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 3:00PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 3:00PM, 7:30PM

Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre

West St, London WC2H 9ND

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Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Leicester Square or Covent Garden

Buses

14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

Nearest Car Parks

Cambridge Circus, Upper St Martin's Lane and Bedfordbury

For booking enquiries

0800 912 6959

9am-10pm Monday to Saturday
10am-8pm Sundays GMT

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