Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the dates for Lynn Nottage’s Mlima’s Tale. Miranda Cromwell’s production opens on 21 September, with previews from 14 September, and runs until 21 October. Priority booking for Kiln Card holders opens today at 12pm today. General on sale is 12pm tomorrow, 17 May.
Lynn Nottage said today, “I am beyond excited to be working with director Miranda Cromwell, and to share Mlima’s Tale with audiences at the Kiln. It is so good to be back in the theatre where I have had a long and glorious collaboration with Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham.”
Indhu Rubasingham added, “It is a real honour to be producing the UK premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Mlima’s Tale at Kiln. This powerful play tells a story about the brutality of the ivory trade, its injustice and the complicity of capitalism and globalisation. I’m delighted that Miranda Cromwell will direct the play, joined by a wonderful creative team. We can’t wait for audiences to see it.”
From two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (The Secret Life of Bees, Sweat), Mlima’s Tale makes its UK premiere at Kiln Theatre. They call him Mlima, the mountain. Killed for his magnificent tusks, killed for greed, killed for ivory, his spirit journeys through the ivory trade market, marking those complicit in his barbaric death.
Directed by Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman), this powerful and unforgettable story of the ivory trade and its corruption leaves its mark long after the lights go down.