Lucian Msamati

For the National: Romeo & Juliet'Master Harold'...and the boysAmadeusMa Rainey's Black Bottom50 Years on StageThe Amen CornerThe Comedy of ErrorsDeath and the King's Horseman, The OverwhelmingThe President of an Empty RoomMourning Becomes Electra

In London's West End: Clybourne Park

Other theatre includes: Othello and Pericles for the RSC; A Wolf in Snakeskin ShoesWalk HardTalk Loud,Fabulation and Gem of the Ocean at the Tricycle; Little RevolutionRuined and I.D at the Almeida; If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You SleepBelong and Clybourne Park at the Royal Court; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Lyric Hammersmith; 1807 – The First Act at Shakespeare’s Globe; Who Killed Mr Drum? at Riverside; Twelfth Night at Sheffield Crucible; Romeo and Juliet at The Dancehouse; The Taming of the Shrew at Bath Shakespeare Festival; Born African at the Arthur Seaton, New York; Twelfth Night at the Neuss Globe, Germany; Fade to Black at the Harare International Festival of Arts; Eternal Peace Asylum at the American Repertory Theater; Loot and Urfaust at Reps Theatre; The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Seven Arts; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at National Theatre Organisation, Zimbabwe

As director: Boi-Boi is DeadThe Epic Adventure of Nhamo the Manyika Warrior and his Sexy Wife Chipo

As writer: Zuva CrumblingMemory PlayThe Boy from Bulawayo

Lucian Msamati is a founder member of Zimbabwe's Over the Edge theatre company and former Artistic Director of tiata fahodzi.

Gangs of LondonHis Dark MaterialsBlack Earth RisingKiriPhilip K Dick’s Electric DreamsTabooGeorge GentlyLutherGame of ThronesDeath in ParadiseRichard IIINo.1 Ladies’ Detective AgencyDoctor WhoAshes to AshesSpooksJust Like RonaldinhoUltimate ForceToo Close for ComfortThe KnockHeads and Tales

The Good LiarThe SeekersThe InternationalCoffinLegend of the SkyKingdomDr JujuLumumba


Lament, When the Laughter StopsSay Goodbye TwiceBurned to Nothing, An Elegy for EasterlyMugabe: God’s PresidentThe Jero PlaysThe HomecomingSeventh StreetAlchemyColours

Kiri – Royal Television Society (RTS) Award for Best Award; BAFTA nomination for Best Actor

Kiri and Black Earth Rising – Screen Nation Award for Best Actor

(Published November 2020. Photo: Jon Holloway)