Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage
14 Sep – 21 Oct 2023

Kiln Theatre

Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage
Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage

UK premiere

If you do not give elephant a 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 premiere 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, marking those complicit in his barbaric death.

Directed by Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman), this powerful and unforgettable story of the ivory trade and its corruption leaves its mark long after the lights go down.

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

NEED TO KNOW: Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage plays at Kiln Theatre from 14 Sep to 21 Oct 2023