Cast announced for The Mountaintop at the Young Vic

Cast announced for Young Vic's revival.

The Mountaintop

Casting has been announced for a revival of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop which runs at the Young Vic's Clare Studio from 7 to 29 October 2016, with an official opening on 12 October.

The production is directed by Roy Alexander Weise, the JMK award-winner for 2016. Gbolahan Obisesan will star as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo will play Camae.

"April 3, 1968. Room 306, the Lorraine Motel, Memphis. The smell of cigarettes and coffee hangs thick in the air as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. winds down from a day of preaching and marching. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Katori Hall’s fictional account of the quieter moments of King’s life chips away at the myth of the great man and exposes fears about his family, his country and the ever-looming threat of a violent death."

The Mountaintop is designed by Rajha Shakiry with light by Lizzie Powell, sound by George Dennis, video by Nina Dunn, and movement by Jenni Jackson.

Gbolahan Obisesan is currently Genesis Fellow at the Young Vic, a two-year grant supported by the Genesis Foundation. His acting credits include: Concrete Jungle (Courtyard Theatre), and The Arbitrary Adventures of an Accidental Terrorist (Lyric Hammersmith). His previous work at the Young Vic includes direction of Cuttin’ It by Charlene James and Sus by Barrie Keeffe.

Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo’s theatre credits include: Twelfth Night (Paramount Centre and international tour); The Oresteia (HOME); Pride and Prejudice (Crucible Theatre); The House That Will Not Stand, The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh (Tricycle Theatre); Anon (Welsh National Opera); and random (Crooked Path).

Tickets for the production are now on sale.


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