Casting for  Roy Alexander Weise’s production of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, playing at the Young Vic Theatre from the 7th to the 29th October has been confirmed. 

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Having won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop will return to the stage starring Gbolahan Obisesan as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and  RonkAdékolujo as Camae. 

Katori Hall’s story is a fictional account of the quieter moments in Luther King’s life, exposing the real man behind the myth and exposing his own fears about his family and country.

As well as being directed by Roy Alexander Weise, the creative team will also include designs by Rajha Shakiry with light by Lizzie Powell, sound by George Dennis, video by Nina Dunn, movement by Jenni Jackson and voice by Hazel Holder.

Roy Alexander Weise won the 2016 JMK Award. He made his professional debut in June 2016 with Stone Face by Eve Leigh (Finborough Theatre). Other Assistant Director credits include: Hangmen (Royal Court and West End); X, Escaped Alone, You For Me For You, Primetime 2015, Violence and Son, Who Cares, Liberian Girl (Royal Court); Albion, We Are Proud to Present…(Bush Theatre); and The Serpent’s Tooth (Talawa /Almeida Theatre).

Gbolahan Obisesan’s stage credits include Concrete Jungle (Courtyard Theatre), and The Arbitrary Adventures of an Accidental Terrorist (Lyric Hammersmith). His previous Young Vic work includes direction of Cuttin’ It by Charlene James.

Meanwhile, Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo’s theatre credits include 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).

Katori Hall is a journalist and writer from Memphis, Tennessee whose theatre credits include The Mountaintop, which premiered at Theatre503 and transferred to the West End where it won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play. The production subsequently ran on Broadway. His other credits include: Children of Killers, Hoodoo Love, Remembrance and Saturday Night/Sunday Morning. 

The Mountaintop will play at the Young Vic Theatre from the 7th to the 29th October. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-mountaintop

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