Live at the Ambassadors Theatre
John Kani’s highly acclaimed play Kunene and the King marks the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa with a strictly limited London run at the Ambassadors Theatre following on from its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon and the sold-out run in Cape Town.
Jack Morris is a celebrated classical actor who has just been given both a career-defining role and a life-changing diagnosis. Besides his age, Jack has very little in common with his at-home nurse, Lunga Kunene, however, the two men discover their shared passion for Shakespeare, which ignites this ‘rich, raw and shattering head-to-head’ (The Times)
Kunene and the King is created and written by South African actor, activist and playwright John Kani (Black Panther, The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead), a refreshingly funny and vital new play that 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 himself.
Get your tickets 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 London’s The Ambassadors Theatre for nine weeks only.
Please note: This show contains strobe lighting, strong language, and some scenes that audiences may find upsetting.
Production photo by Ellie Kurttz.
John Kani - Lunga Kunene
Antony Sher - Jack Morris