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Wednesday, June 22, 2022


(Above: John Kani & Michael Richard)

The Playhouse Company in association with the Joburg Theatre present Kunene and the King from June 25 to July 3, 2022.

How do you put a nation’s history on stage? In this remarkable play, Dr John Kani – as formidable a writer as he is an actor – does it through a confrontation between two men who represent polarized aspects of the South African experience.

Marking 28 years since the country’s first post-apartheid democratic elections, the play becomes an exploration of race, class, politics, theatre, and the potentially unifying power of Shakespeare.

Written by John Kani and directed by Janice Honeyman, Kunene and the King makes its return to South African theatres with performances running at The Playhouse Opera from June 25 to July 3, 2022.

Limited seats available. Book your tickets today.