A Season in the Congo – cast announced!

We’re delighted to announce the full cast for A Season in the Congo!

BAFTA Award-winning director Joe Wright and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui join forces again following their partnership on the film version of Anna Karenina.


Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Patrice Lumumba in his Young Vic debut. He received an Olivier for his portrayal of Othello at the Donmar Warehouse in 2008, and a Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Award for his role in Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange at the National Theatre in 2000. Chiwetel has received three Golden Globe nominations for his work on screen. Film and TV audiences will have seen him last in Stephen Poliakoff’s BBC drama Dancing on the Edge as well as in Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things, the dystopian sci-fi Children of Men and thriller Salt. He will star in Steve McQueen’s hotly anticipated film 12 Years a Slave, opening later this year.


 Daniel Kaluuya plays Mokutu. He is currently appearing in Joe Wright’s production of Trelawny of the Wells at the Donmar Warehouse. Past work in theatre includes Oxford Street and Roy Williams’ Sucker Punch at the Royal Court (for which he won a Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Award). TV appearances include Channel 4 cult drama Skins, Black

Mirror, Psychoville and Doctor Who.


Joseph Mydell plays Kala Lubu, first President of Congo after Independence. Joseph’s past work in theatre includes numerous roles for the RSC, notably the title role in Antony Sher’s production of Breakfast with Mugabe (Soho). Other theatre credits include The Comedy of Errors, Edmond, Alice’s Adventures Underground, Angels in America (for which he
won an Olivier Award) for the National Theatre, As You Like It (Royal Exchange) and The Treatment (Royal Court).

The full company of A Season in the Congo is: Lydie Alberto, Nandi Bhebhe, Brian Bovell, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Kurt Egyiawan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Kaluuya, Joan Iyiola, Josépha Madoki, Joseph Mydell, Sandra Reid, Ira Mandela Siobhan and Oliver Tida Tida.

It’s an amazing company – book your tickets today!

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