The Mountaintop - Birmingham Rep
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The smell of cigarettes and coffee hangs thick in the air as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. winds down from a day of preaching and marching. An intimate look into the quieter moment of King's life, The Mountaintop chips away at the myth of the great man to expose his fears about his family, his country and the ever-looming threat of a violent death.

Set during the height of America's Civil Rights Movement on the night before his death, Katori Hall's sharp and powerful play confronts the legend and his legacy.  Are we really free or do we live in a world of false liberation?

Olivier Award Winner - Best New Play (2010)



Director Roy Alexander Weise, winner of the JMK Award 2016
Designer Rajha Shakiry
Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell 
Sound Designer George Dennis
Video Design Nina Dunn 



An immensely powerful finale: a tear-jerking race through African American history from 1968 to the present day, from James Brown and Bob Marley to Obama and Black Lives Matter. Rarely does theatre achieve such invigorating poignancy

The Stage

Weise directs with bounce and brio

Evening Standard

Riveting performance from Gbolohan Obisesan

The Times

As empowering as it is powerful


Gbolahan Obisesan captures the driving energy, blustering vanity and self-doubt of King

The Guardian

Company & Creatives


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
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Further Information
Post Show Discussion 29 November
Running Time 90 minutes with no interval
Suitable for Ages 14+
Please note this production contains strong language, smoking and haze effects.
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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