King In CONCERT - The Musical by Martin Smith

30 Jun - 01 Jul 2018
King In CONCERT - The Musical by Martin Smith 30 Jun - 01 Jul 2018
Saturday 30th June
Sunday 1st July

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. 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.

KING is directed by Susie McKenna and features Hackney
Empire’s explosive Community Choir. 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


Cast & Creative Team

Cedric Neal Martin Luther King Jr
Sharon D. ClarkeAlberta King
Debbie KurupCoretta King
London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO)conducted by Freddie Tapner
Hackney Empire’s explosive Community Choir
Susie McKennaDirected by
Simon NathanNew orchestrations by

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