Kunene and the King

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***Please note that the remaining performances of Kunene and the King have been cancelled in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).***

Following its world premiere at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon earlier this year, John Kani’s Kunene and the King will transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre in January 2020, with John Kani and Anthony Sher reprising their roles.

Kunene and the King follows a white terminally ill actor, Jack Morris (Anthony Sher), and a black retired male nurse, Lunga (John Kani). As their lives come together, both are forced to confront a quarter of a century of political and societal changes post-apartheid in their home of South Africa.

South African actor, activist and playwright John Kani (Black Panther, The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead) both writes and stars as Lunga, alongside fellow South African Anthony Sher (King Lear, Death of a Salesman) as Jack. Zimbabwean-British musician and vocalist, Anna Mudeka provides on-stage music to enhance the atmosphere and storytelling.

The production is directed by Janice Honeyman (Vice Versa, The Tempest).

Don’t miss Kunene and the King, an evocative snapshot of our times. Playing at the Ambassadors Theatre from 24th January to 28th March.

Child Friendly?

Precise age recommendations for Kunene and the King are TBC. However, please note that the show contains strong language, and some scenes that audiences may find upsetting.

Seating Tips

Click here for the Ambassadors Theatre seating chart and seat price guide.