King In CONCERT - The Musical by Martin Smith

01 Jul 5pm
King In CONCERT - The Musical by Martin Smith 01 Jul 5pm

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., Sharon D. Clarke (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Caroline, or Change, Sleeping Beauty) as Alberta King and Debbie Kurup (The Bodyguard, Girl from the North Country, Jack and the Beanstalk) as Coretta King.  Alexander Hanson plays John F. Kennedy and Clive Carter will play J. Edgar Hoover. They are joined by Carole Stennett  as Rosa Parks, Adam J. Bernard  as Stokely Carmichael and Matt Dempsey  as Robert Kennedy, Naana Agyei- Ampadu, Daniel Bailey, John Barr, Angela Caesar, Raffaella Covino, Adrian Hansel, Olivia Hibbert, Sinead Long, Jo Servi, Cavin Cornwall and Johnathan Tweedie.

KING is directed by Susie McKenna with new orchestrations by Simon Nathan.  The concert will feature features Hackney
Empire’s renowned Community Choir, directed by Joseph Roberts. Joining them is the London Musical
Theatre Orchestra (LMTO) conducted by Freddie Tapner. Following on from  the five star success of Mack and Mabel, the LMTO are delighted to be returning to Hackney Empire.

Hackney Empire

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


Running Time: Approx: 2 hours 20 minutes with Interval.

Cast & Creative Team

Cedric Neal Martin Luther King Jr
Sharon D. ClarkeAlberta King
Debbie KurupCoretta King
Alexander HansonJohn F. Kennedy
Clive CarterJ. Edgar Hoover
Carole StennettRosa Parks
Adam J. BernardStokely Carmichael
Matt DempseyRobert Kennedy
Cavin CornwallRalph Abernathy
Jo ServiEd Nixon
Johnathan TweedieClyde Sellers
Angela CaesarAlice
Naana Agyei- Ampadu
Daniel Bailey
John Barr
Raffaella Covino
Adrian Hansel
Olivia Hibbert
Sinead Long
London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO)conducted by Freddie Tapner
Hackney Empire’s explosive Community Choir
Susie McKennaDirected by
Simon NathanNew orchestrations by
Joseph RobertsChoir Director
Avgoustos Psillas for AutographSound Designer

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