Mlima’s Tale Tickets

Kiln Theatre, London
14 September 2023 - 21 October 2023
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The Kiln Theatre presents the UK premiere of award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s drama Mlima’s Tale.

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 market, 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. 

Mlima’s Tale runs from 14 September until 21 October 2023 at Kiln Theatre London.

What's the story of Mlima’s Tale?

Mlima is an elephant, struck down by poachers for his magnificent tusks. And so begins a journey, following the trajectory of those tusks from Mlima’s homeground in a Kenyan game park, through the ivory trade market and beyond. And all the while, Mlima’s ghost follows close behind, marking those complicit in his barbaric death.

Who is in the cast of Mlima’s Tale?

Casting to be announced

Who are the creative team of Mlima’s Tale?

Written by Lynn Nottage.

Directed by Miranda Cromwell with design by Amelia Jane Hankin, lighting design by Amy Mae; music by Femi Temowo; Casting Director Lotte Hines CDG; Voice & Dialect Coaching by Hazel Holder; Kiln Mackintosh Resident Assistant Director Jessica Mensah

Further creative team to be announced

Show Information

Performance dates
14 September 2023 - 21 October 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Important Notes

Content warning:

This production includes strong language, depictions of murder and the following themes: corruption, greed, ivory trade, poaching, capitalist exploitation.

Assisted Performances:

Captioned: Mon 2 October, 7.30pm; Touch Tour: Thu 12 October, 6.00pm; Audio Described: Thu 12 October 7.30pm; Relaxed: Wed 18 October, 2.30pm

Venue Information

Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
Nearest Tube or Train: Kilburn (Jubilee line) / Brondesbury rail station
Nearest Buses: 16, 32, 189, 332, 632

Ticket Information

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