Belfast International Arts Festival presents King by Fishamble.
King tells the story of Luther, a man from Cork named in honour of his Granny Bee Baw’s hero, Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Luther only leaves his apartment for essential journeys, and to perform as an Elvis impersonator. The play explores prejudice, privilege, and resilience, as Luther struggles to live life to the full.
Fishamble and Pat Kinevane have previously collaborated on Forgotten, Silent, Underneath, and Before, which have won major international awards including Olivier, Fringe First, Herald Archangel, Adelaide Fringe, and Helen Hayes awards. They have been called ‘Brilliant’ (Irish Times), ‘Extraordinary’ (New York Times), ‘Stunning’ (Scotsman), ‘Dazzling’ (Guardian), and ‘Mesmerising’ (Sydney Morning Herald).
Now, Fishamble and Pat Kinevane, under the direction of Jim Culleton, and with music by Denis Clohessy, return with this very special fifth solo play. King is the fifth collaboration between Pat Kinevane and Fishamble, with Jim Culleton as director. The production was developed with the support of Nasc Network Commission and Georganne Aldrich Heller.
Check out the digital programme here.
Please Note: The performance on 28 October will be BSL interpreted by Steven Conlon.