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Kunene And The King

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John Kani’s highly acclaimed play Kunene and the King marks the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid with a strictly limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre from January 24th 2020, following its UK premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon and a successful sold-out run in Cape Town. 

It is twenty-five years since the first post-apartheid democratic elections in South Africa, and two men from completely contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on what has changed in the country over the past quarter century. Celebrated classical actor Jack Morris has just been given both a life-changing diagnosis and a career-defining role, and has seemingly very little in common with his at-home nurse Lunga Kunene. The two men however soon discover that they have a 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, this refreshingly funny and vital new play is directed by Janice Honeyman and sees fellow South African Antony Sher perform alongside John Kani with live music and vocals by Lungiswa Plaatjies completing the company. 


The Ambassadors Theatre

West Street



Take the Piccadilly or Northern line to Leicester Square station. The theatre is approximately 5 minutes walk.



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