Kunene and the King
The original text
A play for two actors about two men from different walks of life who are thrust together in South Africa 2019 and end up reflecting on a quarter-century since the end of the apartheid era. The play was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Fugard Theatre, and had its world premiere at The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in England in March 2019.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
2019: The RSC/Fugard Theatre production was first presented in South Africa by Eric Abraham at the Fugard Theatre, from 30 April 2019. Directed by Janice Honeyman with John Kani and Antony Sher. Directed by Janice Honeyman with John Kani and Antony Sher. Design is by Birrie le Roux and lighting is by Mannie Manim.
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