Dream Of A King

London theatre news: Thursday 14 February 2019

Shows - Tours

Exploring the inspirational man behind the legend of Martin Luther King Jnr, Resistance Theatre Company's solo play will be on a short tour form February and later at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festivals.
Dream of A King at the Drayton Arms Theatre

Image courtesy Resistance Theatre Company Ltd

Written and performed by Christopher Tajah and directed by Bernie C. Byrnes, Dream Of A King will be on a short tour of three London theatres from 26 February until 24 March, before heading to the Brighton Fringe Festival in May and then the Edinburgh Fringe during August.

Below, you'll find links to our listings for performances at the Drayton Arms Theatre, Waterloo East Theatre and The Bridge House Theatre as well as links to other sites for performances outside London.

Dream Of A King is the debut production of Resistance Theatre Company and is a solo performance by writer Christopher Tajah.

The company's mission is to provide a home for storytelling with an African and Caribbean origin.

Set on the night of his assassination, Dream of A King explores the inspirational man behind the legend of Dr Martin Luther King Jr - winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

King urged his Nation to rise up against vicious racism through the peaceful force of defiant non-violence and his rhetoric soared to heights never before or since reached (you can watch his famous 'I Have A Dream Speech' here).

The momentum created by King's leadership is still a core substance to modern social movements and the fight against racism as Dr. King stated "All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

It is this sense of inalienable connection which makes this theatre experience inspiring and relevant.

The play allows the audience to discover the man behind the icon and to give audiences the opportunity to learn more about King's passion, empathy, inspiration, dedication, philosophy, intellect, and vision.


Christopher Tajah

Paulette Tajah - Singer


Author: Christopher Tajah

Director: Bernie C. Byrnes

Production: Resistance Theatre Company Ltd

Tour dates and venues

26th - 2nd March

Drayton Arms Theatre

153 Old Brompton Road

London SW5 0LJ

12th, 13th, 19th & 20th March

Waterloo East Theatre

Brad Street

London SE1 8TN

21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th March

The Bridge House Theatre

2 High Street


London SE20 8RZ

21st, 22nd May

The Brighton Fringe Festival

The Warren-Theatre-Box 20th

2nd - 24th August

Edinburgh Fringe

The Space Triplex Studio, The Space Uk


Martin Luther King Jr - Wikipedia

Actdrop listings for London dates:

Drayton Arms Theatre

Waterloo East Theatre

The Bridge House Theatre

Sites for other tour dates:

The Brighton Fringe Festival - The Warren-Theatre-Box

Edinburgh Fringe - The Space Triplex Studio, The Space Uk

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