A Season in the Congo archiveBursting with music and dance, this gripping drama charts the rise and fall of legendary leader Patrice Lumumba, whose passionate determination to free his people from Belgian rule inspired great courage and betrayal. BAFTA Award winning director Joe Wright directs Olivier Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor in the UK premiere of an epic retelling of a vibrant nation's turbulent first year of freedom.


Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lydie Alberto, Nandi Bhebhe, Brian Bovell, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Kurt Egyiawan, Daniel Kaluuya, Joan Iyiola, Josepha Madoki, Joseph Mydell, Kaspy N'Dia, Sandra Reid, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Oliver Tida Tida, Kabongo Tshisensa


Author: Aime Cesaire
Producer: Young Vic
Director(s): Joe Wright, Dixie Chassay (casting)
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting: Jon Clark
Other: Ruth Little (dramaturg)
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A Season in the Congo

A Season in the Congo (Play) production archive for QTIX code T555593296. Details of all A Season in the Congo archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0610480149

Archive Listings

6 Jul 13
24 Aug 13
The Young Vic
West End
Greater London

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