Reading Rep, Desara Productions & Nuffield Theatre

The Mountaintop

Written by Katori Hall Directed by Roy Alexander Weise, Winner of the JMK 2016

April 3, 1968. 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.

An intimate look into the quieter moments of King’s life, The Mountaintop chips away at the myth of the great man to expose his fears about his family, his country and the ever-looming threat of a violent death.

Set during the height of America’s Civil Rights Movement, Katori Hall’s sharp and powerful play confronts the legend and his legacy. Are we really free or do we live in a world of false liberation?

In the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, this Olivier Award-winning play about King’s last night on earth embarks on its first UK tour, following a sold out run at the Young Vic.

Age guidance: 14+

Post Show Talk

Join us after the show on Wed 17 October for a talk back with the cast and creative team


"With riveting performances, this two-hander simmers with tension and is suffused with wonder, awe and dread"

The Times

"Weise directs with bounce and brio"

Evening Standard

The Mountaintop

16 October 2018 - 8:00 pm
17 October 2018 - 8:00 pm
18 October 2018 - 8:00 pm
19 October 2018 - 8:00 pm
20 October 2018 - 8:00 pm

Full Price: £16
Concessions: £14
Members: 15%

Extra information

Show contains swearing, smoking and haze

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