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The Mountaintop

October 7, 2016 - October 29, 2016

Shakiry 2016 Young Vic Mountaintop JMK

Designed by Rajha Shakiry
Writen by Katori Hall
Directed by Roy Alexander Wiese, winner of the JMK Award

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I am a man, I am just a man.”

April 3, 1968. Room 306, the Lorraine Motel, Memphis. The smell of cigarettes and coffee hangs thick in the air as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. winds down from a day of preaching and marching.

An intimate look into the quieter moments of King’s life, The Mountaintop chips away at the myth of the great man to expose his fears about his family, his country and the ever-looming threat of a violent death.

Set during the height of America’s Civil Rights Movement, Katori Hall’s sharp and powerful play confronts the legend and his legacy. Are we really free or do we live in a world of false liberation?

Roy Alexander Weise, winner of the JMK Award 2016, directs this revival of the Olivier Award-winner about King’s last night on earth.


Monday – Saturday: 7.45pm
Saturday and Wednesday matinees: 2.45pm (except 8 & 12 Oct)


Tickets: £15, £20
Previews: (7-11 Oct) £10

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


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