Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira are joined by Kwame Kwei-Armah at the opening night of The Convert
Danai Gurira's play is revived with direction by Ola Ince
The Convert playwright Danai Gurira joined her Black Panther co-star Letitia Wright at the opening night of the play's revival at the Young Vic.
Directed by Ola Ince, the piece stars Wright as Jekesai / Ester, and also features Paapa Essiedu, Ivanno Jeremiah, Jude Akuwudike, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Rudolphe Mdlongwa and Pamela Nomvete.
In her four-star review of the show, Sarah Crompton said it was "a powerful, thought-provoking experience."
Danai Gurira's play is set in 1896 in what is today's Zimbabwe, where Jekesai is fleeing from a forced marriage and finds herself working for a devout Catholic priest.
Naomi Dawson designs the show with lighting from Bruno Poet, sound from Max Perryment, projections from Will Duke and movement from Coral Messam.