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About Kunene And The King

South Africa, 2019. Twenty-five years since the first post-apartheid democratic elections, two men from contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on a quarter century of change.

Renowned actor Jack Morris is taking on the role of a lifetime, King Lear, but his ailing health is proving to be an obstacle. When Jack’s new nurse, Lunga Kunene, is not what he expected, can he overcome his prejudices and accept the help that’s offered?

This is a moving and funny new play by the South African actor, activist and playwright John Kani (The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Black Panther). Fellow South Africans Janice Honeyman directs and Antony Sher performs opposite John Kani in this important world premiere.

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1hr 30mins (no interval)

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Swan Theatre

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BB

RSC Stratford-upon-Avon

March

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