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 Letitia Wright as Jekesai in Danai Gurira's The Convert

The Convert

By Danai Gurira
Directed by Ola Ince

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm (except 15, 26 December)

Thursday Matinee: 27 Dec, 2.30pm
Monday Matinee: 31 December, 2.30pm

Duration: 2 Hours 45 Mins, with two 10 minute intervals.

£10, £20, £30, £40

Previews: (7 - 13 Dec) £10, £20, £25

Main House

★★★★★ 'Superb performances. This is as good as theatre gets' The Stage

★★★★ 'Ola Ince’s atmospheric, inventive production is electrifying' The Times

★★★★ 'A devastating dilemma, finely dissected. Sizzles with disclosure.' The Observer

★★★★ 'A modern classic. A fiercely realised staging' The Independent

★★★★ 'Thrillingly performed, with moments of extraordinary force' The Guardian

★★★★ 'Rich, thoughtful and moving. An electrifying staging of a terrific play' Financial Times

★★★★ 'A meticulous, gripping and emotionally devastating drama' Time Out

Black Panther star and Tony-nominated writer Danai Gurira’s striking play explores if faith has a cost and if so, when is that cost too much? 

It’s 1896 in what is modern day Zimbabwe and Jekesai, a young woman fleeing forced marriage finds herself working for devout Catholic priest, Chilford. He relishes the opportunity to mould his new convert but Jekesai’s salvation has a price.

Cast includes Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Paapa Essiedu (RSC Hamlet) and Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans) directed by Ola Ince.

★★★★ 'Revelatory and energising, utterly absorbing' What's On Stage

★★★★ 'Letitia Wright’s performance is enough to make your spine tingle. To miss this would truly be mad' Metro

★★★★ 'Compelling performances from an excellent cast. It's hard to fault Ola Ince's fabulous production' The Arts Desk

Audio Introduction Notes

Director Ola Ince

Designer Naomi Dawson

Lighting Designer Bruno Poet

Sound Designer & Composer Max Perryment

Projection Designer Will Duke

Movement Director Coral Messam

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG

With Jude Akuwudike, Paapa Essiedu, Ivanno Jeremiah, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Rudolphe Mdlongwa, Pamela Nomvete, Letitia Wright

Captioned performance 10 Jan, 7.30pm

Audio described performance 16 Jan, 2.30pm

Listen to the Audio Introduction notes ahead of the Audio Described performance

Click here to visit our Access page.

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