KING In Concert
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Musicals - Off-West End - Shows
London Musical Theatre Orchestra and Hackney Empire present a special concert version of the late Martin Smith's acclaimed musical KING for two performances only.
Image: Hackney Empire
This year marks 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr and 30 years since the first performance of the late Martin Smith's acclaimed musical KING.
Hackney Empire, in a co-production with London Musical Theatre Orchestra, is presenting a special concert version (by kind permission of Nick Fiveash).
The performances will be on 30 June at 7-30pm and 1 July at 5pm.
Appearing will be a cast of West End stars including Cedric Neal (Motown the Musical, Chess) as Martin Luther KingJr., Sharon D. Clarke (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Caroline, or Change, Sleeping Beauty) as Alberta King and Debbie Kurup (The Bodyguard, Girl from the North Country, Jack and the Beanstalk) as Coretta King.
Joining them is the London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Freddie Tapner, who return to Hackney Empire following the huge success of Mack & Mabel last year.
KING is directed by Susie McKenna with new orchestrations by Simon Nathan, and features Hackney Empire's renowned Community Choir.
Hackney Empire, in a co-production with London Musical Theatre Orchestra, presents a special concert version for two performances only, by kind permission of Nick Fiveash.
Cedric Neal - Martin Luther King Jr
Sharon D. Clarke - Alberta King
Debbie Kurup - Coretta King
Alexander Hanson - John F. Kennedy
Clive Carter - J. Edgar Hoover
Carole Stennett - Rosa Parks
Adam J. Bernard - Stokely Carmichael
Matt Dempsey - Robert Kennedy
Naana Agyei- Ampadu
London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Freddie Tapner
Hackney Empire Community Choir directed by Joseph Roberts
Author: Martin Smith
Director: Susie McKenna
Musical direction: Simon Nathan (new orchestrations)
From: Saturday 30 June 2018
Closed: Sunday 1 July 2018
£ 35.00 - £ 10
A+ Seating £40
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