The Mountaintop

Set during the height of America’s Civil Rights Movement, Katori Hall’s sharp and powerful play confronts the legend of Martin Luther King, and his legacy. ★★★★ Evening Standard, The Times, What's On Stage

26 September, 2018 - 06 October, 2018

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs

A Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Reading Rep Theatre and Desara Bosnja Co-Production

The Mountaintop

Wednesday 26th September - Saturday 6th October

Running time: Approx 100 mins (no interval) 


 "Weise directs with bounce and brio." 

Evening Standard



"Riveting performances from Gbolohan Obisesan and Ronke Adékoluejo."

 The Times



 What's On Stage



The Stage



City A.M



The Guardian



Auditorium Mag


Time Out

"I am a man, I am just a man."

An intimate look into the life of Martin Luther King. The Mountaintop chips away at the myth of the great man exposing his fears about his family, 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?

Roy Alexander Weise (Nine Night, National Theatre), winner of the JMK Award 2016, directs this revival of the Olivier Award-winner about King's last night on earth. 

POST SHOW Q&A: Fri 5th Oct

Black History Month 2018



Katori Hall


Roy Alexander Weise


Lizzie Powell

Lighting Designer

Rajha Shakiry

Set and Costume Designer

George Dennis

Sound and Music Designer

Nina Dunn

Video Designer

Dan Saggers

Lighting Associate

Anna Clock

Sound Associate

Jennifer Jackson

Movement Director

Nyasha Gudo

Assistant Director

Paul Milford

Touring Production Manager

Matt McFarlane

Company Stage Manager


Rochelle  Rose

Rochelle Rose


Gbolahan Obisesan

Gbolahan Obisesan