'It's vivid, electrifyingly performed, and packs one hell of a punch'TIMES
'A rich and fascinating play ... superlatively well cast'INDEPENDENT
'Powers's writing is soulful, with its sharply topical interest in the politics of race'EVENING STANDARD
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...
Before they were icons, they were friends.
25 February 1964: 22 year old Cassisus Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends - activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown.
This fictional account of a real night imagines what might have happened in that tiny hotel room. As the Civil Rights movement stirs outside, and the melody of 'A Change is Gonna Come' hangs in the air, four men will emerge from that one night ready to define a new world.
Artistic Director of Center Stage Baltimore, Kwame Kwei-Armah makes his long-awaited return to the London stage.
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Director Kwame Kwei-Armah
Designer Robert Jones
Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick
Sound Designer John Leonard
in order of speaking
Jim Brown David Ajala
Malcolm X Francois Battiste
Cassius Clay Sope Dirisu
Sam Cooke Arinzé Kene
Kareem Dwane Walcott
Jamaal Josh Williams
Francois Battiste appeared with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.