A new play written and performed
​ by Pat Kinevane (Ireland)


KING tells the story of Luther, a man from Cork named in honour of his Granny Bee Baw’s hero, Dr Martin Luther King. Jr. Luther only leaves his apartment for essential journeys, and to perform as an Elvis impersonator. The play explores prejudice, privilege, and resilience, as Luther struggles to live life to the full.

Date and Venue

Saturday 23 November at 20:15
Sunday 24 November at 15:00

Theater aan het Spui I Zaal 2


Adult : €24

Student/Concession : €18.50

Tickets available here!

Running time

This performance is 75 minutes without a break.


  • The event is wheelchair accessible.
  • This performance is in English.
  • For more information about the accessibility of our shows, click here.
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‘incredibly compelling and poignant narrative’ 
– Irish Times

‘the stagecraft [is] unsurpassed…immaculate’
– Sunday Independent

‘impressive…moments of pure Kinevane gold’
– The Arts Review

virtuosic theatricality…excellent…inventive’
– Irish Independent

‘impressive… easy to recommend’ 
– No More Workhorse

This production was developed with the support of Nasc Network Commission and Georganne Aldrich Heller.

Pat Kinevane is a native of Cobh, Co. Cork (Ireland). He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, television and radio for 33 years. ​In 2016 Pat won a Laurence Olivier Award in London for his Outstanding Achievement as an Actor and a Writer this year. This prestigious award was shared with Fishamble (the producing company) and Jim Culleton (director) who have been integral to the Production and Direction of Pat’s four Solo Shows. 

Pat has been touring since 2006 with his four solo pieces Forgotten (Irish Times Theatre Award Nominee) Silent (Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel and Brighton Argus Angel Award) Underneath (Scotsman Fringe First and Adelaide Fringe Awards), and Before (Herald Archangel Award winner) all produced by Fishamble. KING is his very special fifth solo show performed internationally and now also for audiences of the Netherlands. 

Thanks to:






Municipality of The Hague



Developed with the support of Culture Ireland

Developed with the support of NASC Network Commission

All pictures on this page were taken by Maurice Gunning.