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.
KING In Concert at Hackney Empire

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.


Synopsis


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.

Cast


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

Daniel Bailey

John Barr

Angela Caesar

Raffaella Covino

Adrian Hansel

Olivia Hibbert

Sinead Long

Jo Servi

Johnathan Tweedie

London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Freddie Tapner

Hackney Empire Community Choir directed by Joseph Roberts


Creatives


Author: Martin Smith
Director: Susie McKenna
Musical direction: Simon Nathan (new orchestrations)

Venue


Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street
London
E8 1EJ

Dates


From: Saturday 30 June 2018

Closed: Sunday 1 July 2018

Tickets


Standard:

£ 35.00 - £ 10

A+ Seating  £40


Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for KING In Concert

Martin Luther King - Wikipedia

London Musical Theatre Orchestra website


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