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Ira Mandela Siobhan and Gabrielle Brooks

Full casting announced for Lynn Nottage’s Mlima’s Tale

If you not give elephant proper burial he’ll haunt you forever.” 

From two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (The Secret Life of Bees, Sweat), Mlima’s Tale makes its UK première at Kiln Theatre. They call him Mlima, the mountain. Killed for his magnificent tusks, killed for greed, killed for ivory, his spirit journeys through the ivory trade market, marking those complicit in his barbaric death.  

This is a powerful and unforgettable story of the ivory trade and how its corruption leaves its mark long after the lights go down. 

Starring Gabrielle Brooks (as Githinji), Pui Fan Lee (as Gouxi), Brandon Grace (as Andrew), Natey Jones (as Geedi) and Ira Mandela Siobhan (as Mlima).

Directed by Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman),the creative team includes designer Amelia Jane Hankin, lighting designer Amy Mae, composer Femi Temowo, casting director Lotte Hines CDG, voice and dialect coach Hazel Holder and Kiln Mackintosh resident assistant director Jessica Mensah.

The production opens on 21 September and runs until 21 October.

Further Information:  Home Page | Kiln Theatre