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The Mountaintop

Issue No. 2166

This magnificent two person play takes a fictional look at the last night of Martin Luther King’s life.

Camae, a maid at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, brings King a late night cup of coffee on 3 April 1968. What follows is a discussion about the gains black people have made in the struggle.

An assassin’s bullet killed King the following day.

David Harewood and Lorraine Burroughs are outstanding in Katori Hall’s play.

The Mountaintop
Directed by James Dacre
Until 5 September
Trafalgar Studios, London

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Tue 25 Aug 2009, 19:23 BST
Issue No. 2166
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