It is April 1968, and one great man is about to meet his maker much sooner than expected.
The Mountaintop has arrived at Nuffield Southampton Theatres on the first stage of its 2018 UK tour, telling the story of Martin Luther King’s fight and imagining his final hours.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the press night and was blown away by the production. I didn’t really know what to expect upon my arrival, but it was much funnier and more intense than anything I thought it could be.
This play is showing in Southampton only until Saturday 6th October, before heading off to Birmingham, Bristol, Reading, and Oxford.
The Mountaintop also marks my fourth regional theatre review for Broadway World UK, which I am very excited about!
Weise’s The Mountaintop fuses the new with the old – and not just literally through cultural references. 1968 and 2018 come together on stage through an exploration of racism, classism and sexism which can be easily translated and compared to modern-day political climates.
Read my article to see exactly why the production received a standing ovation at the end (and I feel I should add that I would have given it 4.5 stars if BWW allowed it!)
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