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King Hedley II

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 ★★★★

Age Restrictions

14+ (very strong language)

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 15th June 2019.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

2.00pm
7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.00pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

Theatre Royal Stratford East Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 339, 425, 473, D8, N8, N86

Night Buses Icon Night buses: N8, N86

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Central Line, Jubilee Line

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Stratford Station

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Theatre Royal Stratford East Location

Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BN
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King Hedley II

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Running time:
2 hours 45 minutes

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