King Hedley II London Tickets
August Wilson’s "King Hedley II" in London
There’s nothing like a night at the theatre, and this production is something very special. "King Hedley II" is a tragedy based on titular character Elmore Hedley’s pursuit of the American Dream in 1980s Pittsburgh. Directed by Nadia Fall, starring Lenny Henry as Hedley and Cherrelle Skeete as Elmore’s wife, Tonya, "King Hedley II" is a mesmerising play that has wowed London theatre crowds. "King Hedley II" was written by acclaimed playwright August Wilson. Buy or sell King Hedley II London tickets at StubHub today.
A thrilling play full of superb performances
After serving 7 years in prison, Elmore, aka King Hedley II, played by Lenny Henry, attempts to rebuild his life and provide for his family. Set in downtrodden 1980s Pittsburgh during the Reagan Presidency, Hedley longs to ‘go straight’, his dream is to open a video store and he attempts this through selling fridges alongside his inept friend Mister played by Dexter Flanders. Lenny Henry is a national treasure, well known to British audiences for his range of comedic performances, including on his very own TV sketch vehicle, "Lenny Henry In Pieces", which aired on BBC One between 2000-2003. He also guest starred in 2004’s "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". Henry has fantastic stage pedigree, having appeared as "Othello" in the 2009 production of the play of the same name. King Hedley II was written by August Wilson - a critical voice in African American discourse. August is recognised for his tense stories of black America, including "The Pittsburgh Cycle", a series of ten plays each set within a different decade of the 20th Century, which won him two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama – one for "Fences" (1985) and one for "The Piano Lesson" (1990). If you’d like to take a look at more award-winning theatre production tickets, check out these Tony Award-winning plays, see all theatre tickets or check out our musicals tickets.
"King Hedley II" is brought to London by director Nadia Fall
Director Nadia Fall is British director and playwright. She has won praise for her 2012 staging of "The Doctor’s Dilemma" at the National Theatre and "Hymn" by Legendary British playwright Alan Bennett for the National. She also won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama with "Disgraced" at the Bush Theatre. Nadia Fall is one of the most celebrated talents in UK theatre, and for "King Hedley II", she teams up with a stellar cast, which makes this play a must-see event. Anyone who buys King Hedley II London tickets will be absolutely stunned by performances from Lenny Henry as King Hedley II, Cherelle Skeet as King Hedley’s wife Tonya and Leo Wringer, who plays Hedley’s eccentric neighbour, the charmingly named Stool Pigeon. Plus, if you do buy King Hedley II London tickets, get ready to be immersed in extraordinary sets designed by producer Aaron Pierre, a rising star, only 25 years of age at the time of release. Book tickets today with StubHub, you won’t be disappointed. If for any reason you have a ticket but life has interfered in your plans, don’t worry - you haven’t wasted your money, as you can quickly and easily sell your tickets today.
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