Set in a motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, an exhausted Martin Luther King Jr. returns from a prophetic speech during the sanitation workers' strike and is visited by a mysterious maid, Camae, with a much greater mission than delivering his coffee.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010, The Mountaintop is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night on earth before his assassination on April 4, 1968.

The Mountaintop is produced by new Cardiff and London-based company FIO and will be directed by Artistic Director Abdul Shayek, former Creative Associate of National Theatre Wales.


The BSL interpreted performance of this show will take place on Thursday 13th October at 7:30pm.

There will also be a pre-show described touch-tour. This will be led by Alastair Sill. You will meet the actors and have a chance to experience the set.

Limited Captioning Available 8th - 15th October. Please make sure you request captioning. Shane@wearefio.co.uk

The British Sign Language Interpreter is Liz May.

To book tickets for the 13th click here.

Fio will be making Captioning available on a request basis 8th - 15th October. This will be through the use of iPads, run by Buddug James Jones.

Should you require captioning please email shane@wearefio.co.uk after you have booked your ticket, stating the date of performance you are attending and any additional needs.

Cast & Creatives

Martin Luther King Jr.

Mensah Bediako


Alexandria Riley


Katori Hall


Abdul Shayek


Shane Nickels

Stage Manager

Katie Bingham

Lighting Designer

Jane Lalljee

Sound Designer

Dan Lawrence

Video Designer

Zakk Hein

Fio Producer

Alan Humphreys

Poster Design

Jonathan Dunn


4/10 - 15/10

£12/10 conc.

£5 tickets for jobseekers (proof of status required)

Pay What You Can preview 4/10.