King Hedley II description
1980’s Pittsburgh, a city in decay. Against the backdrop of Reagan’s America, King, an ex-con, is trying to rebuild his life and start a family.
He’s got hopes and dreams of opening a video store and building a new life. If only he can get ten thousand dollars together, if only he can catch a break. In his dusty backyard he plots and plans with his friend Mister, but is this all a pipe dream?
Featuring Lenny Henry as smooth-talking hustler Elmore, August Wilson’s touching and angry King Hedley II is a quest for redemption for one man and a whole community.
'Mesmerising and menacing' The Upcoming ★★★★★
'Atmospheric... builds with the thunder and fury of the most savage Greek tragedy.' Time Out ★★★★
Superb cast… Fall’s vigorous yet sensitive interpretation achieves a gritty kind of grandeur' Evening Standard ★★★★
'An electric surge of rage... staggering' The Stage ★★★★
'Pulses with humanity. Fall's staging is full of beautifully detailed performances.' Financial Times ★★★★
'Beautifully executed... brilliant monologues that hit you in the gut.' The Times ★★★★
'A superb revival... authentic... transfixing.' The Telegraph ★★★★
Playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East
14+ (very strong language)
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:00 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:00 19:30
Sun - -
King Hedley II cheap tickets
No booking fee
Tickets from £16.00
Valid on all performances from 17 May-15 Jun 2019.