The Mountaintop

Tue 31 Oct - Thu 2 Nov



This special staged reading is presented in association with Curve Associate Company Serendipity and sponsored by PPL PRS.

After making his monumental ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech against the advice of his colleagues on Wednesday 3rd April, 1968, Dr Martin Luther King checks into room 306 of the Lorraine Motel. Exhausted, conflicted and alone, he orders up room service, but instead finds himself served with some unexpected questions from the audacious waitress who unflinchingly cross-examines the makings and misgivings of a hero.

The Mountaintop explores the place where hope and history converge in this captivating, emotional and evocative retelling of Dr. Martin Luther King’s last night on this earth.

Tue 31 Oct, following the 7.45pm performance

Pawlet Brookes, CEO and Artistic Director of Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage will chair the discussion alongside Nathan Powell the director and the cast and guest, author and screenwriter, Tina Andrews.

The discussion will reflect on the significance of the play’s themes, subtle nuances and quiet moments, exploring parallels between the Civil Rights Movement in the US, Windrush in the UK and the international impact of Black Lives Matter.

Age Guidance: 12+ – Contains some moderate strong language, adult themes, and racially sensitive language.
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes


15% off for Members
£10 Under 16s
£10 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect
£10 Under 18s school groups
£10 for Groups 10+

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

By Katori Hall
Directed by Nathan Powell
Company Stage Manager: Fiona Hilton
Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED

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Cast & Creative

Ray Strasser-King

Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Justina Kehinde