Full Cast For Theatre Royal Stratford East's KING HEDLEY II
Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced the full cast for King Hedley II, which is directed by Artistic Director Nadia Fall. Joining Lenny Henry, who is appearing as smooth-talking hustler Elmore, are Dexter Flanders (Mister), Martina Laird (Ruby), Aaron Pierre (King Hedley), Cherrelle Skeete (Tonya) and Leo Wringer (Stool Pigeon).
1980s 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?
August Wilson's touching and angry King Hedley II is a quest for redemption for one man and a whole community.
Nadia Fall, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East said:
"I am thrilled to announce such a brilliant cast for what is surely one of August Wilson's most hard- hitting plays, a story which is as relevant today as when it was first written. This is the first time a Wilson play has been performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East and it feels like a perfect fit."
Previews: Fri 17 - Wed 22 May 2019
End date: Sat 15 June 2019
Time: 7.30pm (matinees at 2.30pm)
Price: From £10
Age Guidance: 14+
Concessions: Limited number of £10 tickets for under 26s. If you can't attend a show without the support of a companion or carer, you can get a companion ticket free of charge.
Newham Discount Night: Mon 20 - Wed 22 May (There are limited number of £5 tickets available for first time visitors who work or live in Newham. Proof of ID is required. Newham Discount Night tickets can only be purchased in person or over the phone (020 8534 0310).)