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CONGO: The Trial of King Leopold

The Market Theatre  /  Fri 12 October - Sun 11 November
Featuring Dr John Kani & Robert Whitehead, CONGO: The Trial of King Leopold, directed by Lesedi Job, is an imagined encounter between Advocate Xola Mlambo and King Léopold.

A satirical response to accounts by missionaries and traders in Congo Free State during Léopold’s reign.

King Léopold ii of Belgium, founder & owner of the Congo Free State extracted a fortune from the Congo in ivory and rubber through one of the cruellest forms of slavery almost wiping out a nation of Congolese inhabitants.

Show times:
Tuesday - Saturday: 20:15
Sunday: 15:15
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