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 ★★★★
14+ (very strong language)
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 15th June 2019.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 339, 425, 473, D8, N8, N86
Night buses: N8, N86
Tube lines: Central Line, Jubilee Line
Nearest tube: Stratford Station
In congestion zone?: No
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King Hedley II
Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
2 hours 45 minutes
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