The Emperor, Young Vic

kathryn-hunter-in-the-emperor-at-the-young-vic-photo-by-simon-annand-4In 1974, renowned Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia to chart the downfall of Emperor Haile Selassie, “King of Kings, elect of God”, through interviews with his loyal servants and associates. Kapuscinski’s 1978 book has been adapted by Colin Teevan into an extraordinary showcase for the talents of quicksilver quick-change artist Kathryn Hunter, who transforms into a dozen different characters with the aid of nothing more than a cane, hat or set of epaulettes.

Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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