The Mountaintop, winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, comes to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford 17 – 21 May
Katori Hall’s acclaimed play, The Mountaintop comes to the stage of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from 17 to 21 May. Following Martin Luther King Jr through the last hours of his life, this production is a fascinating insight into the civil rights movements of the 1960s, and the history of modern America, with striking resonances to contemporary struggles for racial equality.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, exhausted and self-doubting, returns alone to his Memphis motel room and orders up room service. The charismatic waitress who appears with his coffee takes the evening in unexpected directions, leading him to question the mission he has devoted his life to, and what he will leave behind.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010, this tender, stunningly theatrical play explores the conflict between heroism and humanity, and between the public image and the real person. Rather than the larger-than-life historical icon, we get an intimate glimpse into the psyche of Dr Marting Luther King Jr.
Directed by the award-winning John Terry and starring Luke Wilson (Royal Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing) and newcomer Boni Adeliyi, this bristling play is a powerful and provocative reminder in the age of Black Lives Matter.
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