EXCLUSIVE: ‘KING IN CONCERT – THE MUSICAL’ BY MARTIN SMITH: starring Sharon D. Clarke and Cedric Neal – performed by London Musical Theatre Orchestra

Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July 2018 @ The Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ

 

A new concert staging of King, the musical about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, is to open at Hackney Empire, in the 50th anniversary year of the legend’s death.

This year marks 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr and 30 years since the first performance of the late Martin Smith’s acclaimed musical KING.

Hackney Empire, in co-production with London Musical Theatre Orchestra, presents a special concert version for two performances only by kind permission of Nick Fiveash.

Appearing in this concert version of KING will be a cast of West End stars including Cedric Neal (Motown the Musical, Chess) as Martin Luther King Jr.,

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Sharon D. Clarke (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Caroline, or Change, Sleeping Beauty) as Alberta King

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and Debbie Kurup (The Bodyguard, Girl from the North Country, Jack and the Beanstalk) as Coretta King.

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Joining them is the London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Freddie Tapner, who return to Hackney Empire following the huge success of Mack & Mabel last year.

KING is directed by Susie McKenna with new orchestrations by Simon Nathan. The concert will feature Hackney Empire’s renowned Community Choir.

Pricing: £ 35.00 – £ 10 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone).  A+ Seating  £40

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