One Night in Miami

One Night in Miami

25 February 1964: 22-year-old Cassius Clay (soon to become Muhammad Ali) has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends – activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown. This fictional account of a real night imagines what might have happened in that tiny hotel room. As the Civil Rights movement stirs outside, and the melody of ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ hangs in the air, four men will emerge from that one night ready to define a new world.

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Kemp Powers
Donmar Warehouse
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Oliver Fenwick
John Leonard
Robert Jones
Cast list: 
David Ajala, Francois Battiste, Sope Dirisu, Arinze Kene
West End
One Night in Miami Schedule
Previews from: 
Thursday, 6 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 11 October, 2016
Available from: 
Friday, 24 March, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 3 December, 2016
Saturday, 3 December, 2016

Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Warehouse, London, WC2h 9LX
Venue Box Office:
0844 871 7624
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

Latest One Night in Miami News & Features

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
First Look at One Night in Miami... at Donmar Warehouse

Ahead of this evening’s official opening night for One Night In Miami… at the Donmar Warehouse, we thought we would treat you to a first look at the production.

One Night In Miami… is written by Kemp Powers and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The cast features Sope Dirisu as Cassius Clay, Francois Battiste as Malcom X, David Ajala as Jim Brown and Arinzé Kene as Sam Cooke.

Our Review

A lot can happen in one evening, as Kemp Powers' play suggests, drawing on real events that fictionalise conversations between a number of famous faces barred up in a hotel room on a winter's night in 1964. Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight title and is mid-celebration with four friends and only a tub of vanilla ice cream to toast with. The next day he will stand alongside... Read more

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