Theatre Review

John Kani's 'Kunene and The King' feels like an old-school political play

The combination of three legends of the SA stage - John Kani, Antony Sher and Janice Honeyman - makes for bankable theatre, writes Mary Corrigall

12 May 2019 - 00:10 By Mary Corrigall

When John Kani writes and stars in a new play, you don't miss it. This is especially the case when this theatre great invites a couple of other SA theatre luminaries to
join him on his new journey - Antony Sher as his co-star and Janice Honeyman to direct.

You could call Kunene & The King, which opened at the Fugard last week, bankable theatre. It also probably helps knowing, for those who revere western art centres, that the play premiered in the heart of Shakespeareland - in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK...

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