King Hedley II

King Hedley II

Theatre Royal Stratford East · 17 MAY - 15 JUN

Lenny Henry in August Wilson's ferocious exploration of redemption in 1980s America.


1980s Pittsburgh, a city in decay. Against the backdrop of Reagan’s America, King, an ex-con, is trying to rebuild his life and start a family.

He’s got hopes and dreams of opening a video store and building a new life. If only he can get ten thousand dollars together, if only he can catch a break. In his dusty backyard he plots and plans with his friend Mister, but is this all a pipe dream?

Featuring Lenny Henry as smooth-talking hustler Elmore, August Wilson’s touching and angry King Hedley II is a quest for redemption for one man and a whole community.

Age Recommendation: 14+

Date & time

Until 15 Jun
Fri 17 May - Sat 15 Jun, 2pm, 7pm & 7.30pm


Theatre Royal Stratford East
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN London, UK · Get Directions
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