John Kani’s internationally acclaimed new play ‘Kunene and the King’ will land on the The Fugard Theatre stage from April 30 for a strictly limited season, hot off its world premiere at The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in England.
Eric Abraham presents this Fugard Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company co-production, which reunites the powerhouse team of director Janice Honeyman with writer actor, activist and playwright John Kani performing opposite Antony Sher.
‘Kunene and the King’ has received rapturous reviews, including five stars from The Guardian’s Michael Billington, who commented, “beautifully captures the complex divides of race, class and politics in a remarkable and moving new play”.
‘Kunene and the King’ is a moving and funny two-hander that provides a fitting tribute to mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections after apartheid. It is South Africa, 2019. Two men from contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on a quarter century of change. Kani stars as Lunga, a headstrong male nurse contracted to care for cantankerous actor Jack (Sher) as he copes with terminal liver cancer.
“There has been a phenomenal response to the international premiere of ‘Kunene and the King’ and tickets are selling fast for our Cape Town run,” says Managing Director of The Fugard Theatre, Daniel Galloway. “Don’t miss your chance to see this remarkable production during its strictly limited season – grab your tickets now.”
* ‘Kunene and the King’ will be performed at The Fugard Theatre from April 30, Tuesdays to Saturdays, at 8pm with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets ranging in price from R190 to R340 can be booked directly through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554; or through The Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com.