Dream Of A King

Dream Of A King

It is the 4 April 1968. Four years after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights movement, Martin Luther King was assassinated.  Set on the night of his shooting in a Tennessee motel room.

Dream of A King is a new solo play about Martin Luther King Jnr and the Civil Rights movement in 1960's America. Today, 51 years since his murder we find ourselves facing the same issues and demanding respect and honour. This is the perfect time to revisit Martin’s speeches and philosophy on poverty in order to stimulate debate and challenge these forces that try to threaten, suppress, extinguish and stifle communities, cultures, and races.

Resistance Theatre Company seeks to present stories of the oppressed and victimized irrespective of race, gender or nationality. Many of the issues which Martin fought against such as racial injustice and inequality remain challenges that today’s societies must continue to fight against. 

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JANUARY 15, 2019

Dream Of A King, Playground Theatre – Review

This Tuesday (15th January) marks what would have been Martin Luther King Jr’s 90th birthday. Commemorating this, Christopher Tajah’s solo show Dream Of A King (which is directed by Bernie C. Byrnes) makes its debut at the Playground Theatre in west London.

Taking place on 4th April 1968 – the day that Dr King was assassinated – we find he’s alone in his hotel room. Not that he gets much peace and quiet, as his phone rings on a semi-regular basis. When it


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Dream of a King, The Playground Theatre


Twentieth Century Icon

There is currently a BBC TV series on famous people who are deemed icons of the twentieth century. These are people who have excelled in human endeavours and achievements in their particular field. BBC audiences have been asked to vote on who they think is the greatest person of the twentieth century, from each category and overall. Dr Martin Luther King has been placed in the category of “Activist,” alongside one of his heroes Mahatma Gandhi, from whom he based the strategy of non-violent civil disobedience,&

Production Details

Run Time:

  • Act One: 45 mins

  • Act Two: 45 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • Under 12



  • Tue 26th Feb 2019 - 7:30 pm

  • Wed 27th Feb 2019 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 28th Feb 2019 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 1st Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 2nd Mar 2019 - 7:30 pm

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