I’ve landed my first job post-drama school. Woohoo!
I’ll be playing Kay Amin in The Last King of Scotland by Steve Waters at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The play is based on the book by Giles Foden and will be directed by Gbolahan Obisesan.
Rehearsals start on August 19th so I’ll be moving up to Sheffield in less than 2 weeks and that’s where I’ll be based until late October-ish.
I’m looking forward to working with Gbolahan, whose work I love, and meeting the entire cast and crew. As the play is set in Ugandan the cast will be majority black so I’m extra excited for that. In the meantime, I shall get stuck into the prep and get my bags READY!
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GILES FODEN
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY STEVE WATERS
‘He is the sickness and you maintain that sickness’
Idi Amin is the self-declared President of Uganda. When Scottish medic Nicholas Garrigan becomes his personal physician, he is catapulted into Amin’s inner circle. A useful asset for the British Secret Service, is Garrigan the man on the inside, or does he have blood on his hands too?
The first adaptation of the award-winning novel that inspired the Oscar-winning movie, The Last King of Scotland is an electrifying thriller about corruption and complicity.