A Season in the Congo charts the rise and fall of the Congolese political leader Patrice Lumumba during the transformation of the Beligian Congo. The play follows Lumumba's efforts to free the Congolese from Belgian rule and the political strugles that led to his assasination in 1961.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Joseph Mydell Cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor Cast
Lydie Alberto Cast
Nandi Bhebhe Cast
Brian Bovell Cast
Sharon Duncan-Brewster Cast
Kurt Egyiawan Cast
Daniel Kaluuya Cast
Joan Iyiola Cast
Josepha Madoki Cast
Joseph Mydell Cast
Kaspy N'Dia Cast
Sandra Reid Cast
Ira Mandela Siobhan Cast
Oliver Tida Tida Cast
Kabongo Tshisensa Cast
Production Team:
Joe Wright Director
Jon Clark Lighting Designer
Lizzie Clachan Designer
Craig Berkey Sound
Tom Gibbons Associate Sound Designer
Tim Sutton Music Supervisor
Emma Woodvine Voice
Ruth Little Dramaturg
Dixie Chassay Casting
Elayce Ismail Jerwood Assistant Director
Kabongo Tshisensa Original Compositions
Kaspy N'Dia Original Composition


Title Year Publisher NT Library
A Season in the Congo, translated by Ralph Manheim Grove Press No