Cast and Creatives

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Lunga Kunene John Kani

Previous RSC includes: Hamlet, The Tempest

Theatre as an actor includes: The Train Driver, The Blood Knot, Driving Miss Daisy, The Native who Caused All the Trouble, Othello, The Lion and the Lamb, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Island, Waiting for Godot, The Death of Bessie Smith, Playland, Duet for One, My Children My Africa, Hedda Gabler, Dance of Death, Ladies and Gentlemen, Shakespeare! (Johannesburg’s Market Theatre); Antigone (Baxter Theatre); Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Island (Evening Standard Award nomination); Waiting for Godot (Old Vic); Master Harold and the Boys (National Theatre); My Children My Africa (Olivier Award), Playland (Donmar Warehouse in the West End); The Island (National Theatre / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / Stockholm’s Stadsteatern / Montreal / Kennedy Center, Washington DC / West End) 

Theatre as a director includes: Goree, Blues Africa Café, Kagoos, The Meeting (Market Theatre); The Bacchae, Friday’s Bread on Monday, Sellout, The Last Bus, The Cure (Serpent Players)

Writing includes: Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Island (both co-written with Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona. TONY and OBIE award winner); Nothing but the Truth (Grahamstown / Baxter Theatre / Market Theatre / Opera House, Port Elizabeth / Lincoln Center, NY/Australia tour. Winner of three Fleur du Cap Awards, an Excellence in International Theatre Award, five Naledi Awards and the Olive Shriner Prize Award.); Missing (South Africa tour/Bogota Arts Festival, Columbia/upcoming UK tour)

Television includes: Inkaba (created by and acting in); Wallander

Film includes: The Wild Geese, The Grass is Singing, Marigolds in August, Victims of Apartheid, An African Dream, Option, A Dry White Season, Sarafina, Saturday Night at the Palace (Taormina Golden Award), Kini and Adams, Ghost and the Darkness, The Tichborne Claimant, The Final Solution, The White Lion, The End Game, The Suit, Coriolanus, How to Steal Two Million, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Disney’s upcoming The Lion King. He recently directed the film of his play Nothing but the Truth.

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Jack Morris Antony Sher

Antony Sher is an Honorary Associate Artist at the RSC. 

Previous RSC includes: Death of a Salesman (Stratford/Noël Coward Theatre), Henry IV Parts I and II (Stratford/UK tour/Barbican), The Tempest, Othello, The Malcontent, The Roman Actor, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Cyrano de Bergerac, Tamburlaine the Great, Travesties, Singer, Hello and Goodbye, Twelfth Night, The Revengers Tragedy, The Merchant of Venice, Richard III, Red Noses, Astonish Me, Maydays, Tartuffe, Moliere, King Lear

Theatre (as Director): Breakfast with Mugabe

Theatre includes: The Captain of Kopenick, Travelling Light, Primo, Stanley, Titus Andronicus, Uncle Vanya, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Trial, True West (National Theatre), Hysteria (Theatre Royal Bath), Broken Glass (Vaudeville Theatre/Tricycle Theatre), An Enemy of the People (Crucible Theatre), I.D (Almeida Theatre), Torch Song Trilogy(Albery Theatre), Goose-Pimples (Hampstead Theatre/Garrick Theatre), Cloud Nine, Prayer for my Daughter, The Glad Hand, Teeth n Smiles (Royal Court Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Nottingham Playhouse), The Government Inspector (Lyceum Theatre), John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert (Liverpool Everyman/Lyric Theatre)

Theatre (as writer): The Giant (Hampstead Theatre), Primo (National Theatre), I.D (Almeida Theatre)

Television includes: Marple – A Caribbean Mystery, The Shadowline, God ON Trial, Primo The Company, Murphy’s Law, Home, The Jury, Macbeth, Hornblower: The Wrong War, The Winter’s Tale, The Moonstone, Look at the State We’re In!, One Foot In The Grave, Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, Genghis Cohn, Comic Strip Presents….The Crying Game, Changing Step, The Land of Dreams, Tartuffe, Moliere, The History Man, One Fine Day, The Out of Town Boys, Collision Course, Cold Harbour, The Sheik of Pickersgill

Television (as writer): Changing Step

Film includes: War Book, The Wolf Man, Three and out, A Higher Agency, Churchill: The Hollywood Years, The Miracle Maker, Shakespeare in Love, Mrs Brown, Alive and Kicking, The Wind in the Willows, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Erik the Viking, Shadey, Mark Gertler: Fragments of a Biography, Superman II, Yanks

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