A SEASON IN THE CONGO FOR JOSEPH MYDELL
Joseph Mydell is currently appearing in the UK premiere of Joe Wright’s latest production, A Season In The Congo.Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, the play tells the story of DR Congo’s first independence leader, Patrice Lumamba, who was assassinated in 1960.
“In a large cast, there are stand-out performances from Joseph Mydell, as Congo’s smooth-talking president….” Michael Billington, The Guardian ****
“Joseph Mydell brings a lovely exasperated reserve to the role of President of Congo who, as the country sinks into civil war, unconstitutionally removes from office the people’s choice of Prime Minister.” Paul Taylor, The Independent ****
A Season In The Congo plays at the Young Vic until 24th August.