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.

26 September, 2018 - 06 October, 2018

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs
BOOK TICKETS

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

The Mountaintop

Wednesday 26th September - Saturday 6th October


An intimate look into the life of Martin Luther King. 

April 3, 1968. After delivering his famous “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech on behalf of the sanitation workers in Memphis, Martin goes to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel to rest before another long day of campaigning.

His world is spun on his axis when he meets Camae, a beautiful maid, who delivers his room service. At first, they exchange flirtatious remarks, but soon they start a deep dialogue and King is forced to confront his past, his fears, his ideals, and his hopes for the future and the ever-looming threat of a violent death.

Set during the height of America’s Civil Rights Movement, 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?

 

POST SHOW Q&A: Fri 5th Oct