South Africa, 2019. Twenty-five years since the first post-apartheid democratic elections, two men from contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on a quarter century of change. Jack Morris is a celebrated classical actor who’s just been given both a career-defining role and a life-changing diagnosis. Besides his age, Jack has seemingly little in common with his at-home nurse Lunga Kunene, but the two men soon discover their shared passion for Shakespeare, which ignites this ‘rich, raw and shattering head-to-head’ (The Times).
Written by South African actor, activist and playwright John Kani, this refreshingly funny and vital new play premiered in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in 2019, before transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre in London. A co-production with the Fugard Theatre, it was directed by Janice Honeyman with moving performances from Antony Sher and John Kani.
John Kani - Lunga Kunene
Antony Sher - Jack Morris
Director Janice Honeyman | Designer Birrie Le Roux | Lighting Mannie Manim | Music Neo Muyanga | Sound Jonathan Ruddick | Live Music and Vocals Lungiswa Plaatjies (Stratford) / Anna Mudeka (London)
See the full list of cast and creatives for the Stratford-upon-Avon production