Dream of a King

Theatre (new writing, political)

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  • theSpaceTriplex - Studio
  • 14:10
  • Aug 24
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Christopher Tajah
  • Warnings and additional info: OtherThere is a gun shot sound effect (no physical gun just a sound effect) which happens at the top of the play in Act (1) and the same scene is repeated at the end of the play in Act (11)
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


4th 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 the night of his shooting in a Tennessee motel room, this new solo play explores the extraordinary man behind the legend. 'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy' (Martin Luther King Jr). Written and performed by Christopher Tajah. Songs sung by Paulette Tajah. Director: Bernie C Byrnes. Image: Remy Hunter Photography.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access is via a different route across the courtyard of the Royal College of Surgeons, our box office can advise.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Amanda Bailey 28 days ago

Amazing show by an amazing actor - Christopher Tajah is a tour de force in this one man show, he is mesmerising throughout. Additional songs, beautifully sung by Paulette Tajah, really add to the atmosphere and help heighten the emotion. A must see show this fringe in my book.

James Tanner 29 days ago

This was a very powerful and informative show, the main actor was brilliant his performance was excellent I look forward to seeing more shows with him acting.

chris page 29 days ago

Totally agree with all previous comments. A riveting performance within a small venue. A must see.

Emerlist 30 days ago

This was a superb and enthralling show. Christopher Tajah put body and soul into his performance and was superb. The few songs were beautifully sung by Paulette Tajah but it was Christopher’s performance that carried it.
We loved it. Well worth seeing. One of our highlights of the 2019 Fringe.

Brian Bromley 33 days ago

Thanks to the venue for helping me in the Lift. I cannot recommend this performance enough. I was enthralled. I’d totally recommend anyone to book and view a brilliant performance.

Neil Griffin 33 days ago

This was an incredibly well performed and powerful piece of theatre. The music was also wonderful and created the right mood and accompaniment to what was a beautifully told imagining of Dr King's final hours, don't miss it!

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The List (4/5 stars) 26 days ago

The last hours of Martin Luther King are brought to life...

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The Student Newspaper 32 days ago

The show leaves the audience in a sombre yet warm place, and even garners a well-deserved standing ovation from various audience members. Overall, the team behind this play have evidently worked hard bringing it together, and its important content and zealous execution are just two reasons to buy a ticket.

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Bouquets and Brickbats (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

If at times the script is a little expositional, I think this can be overlooked, because here we have an informed piece of theatre, delivered with real skill and heart.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

Actor/writer Christopher Tajah of Resistance Theatre Company gives an impassioned performance in Dream Of A King at theSpace Triplex, as he reimagines the hours leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.The action is set in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, a respectable place that catered...

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