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Black Panther stars reunite for new play

IN DEMAND: Letitia Wright

LETITIA WRIGHT is set to play the role of Jekesai/Ester in a play by her Black Panther co- star, the Tony-nominated Danai Gurira.

Wright, 24, is cast in The Convert alongside Paapa Essiedu (RSC Hamlet) who plays Chilford, and Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans) taking on the
role of Chancellor.

Further cast members include Jude Akuwudike, Rudolphe Mdlongwa and Pam Nomvete. The casting of the role of Prudence will be announced at a later date.

Directed by Ola Ince, The Convert, set in 1896 in what is modern day Zimbabwe, explores if faith has a cost and when that cost is too much.
Wright’s character

Jekesai is a young Shona woman fleeing forced marriage who finds herself working for devout Catholic priest Chilford. He relishes the opportunity to shape his new convert but Jekesai’s salvation has a price.


The play runs from December 7 to January 26 at The Young Vic.

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