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Mlima's Tale
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14 Sep 2023 - 21 Oct 2023
To be confirmed
Suitable for 14+

Why Watch Mlima's Tale?

  • Experience the heart-touching story of Mlima’s Tale, which premieres in London for a limited five-week run.
  • The play is written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage who is known for The Secret Life of Bees and Sweat.
  • Be among the first to see an elephant's stirring and haunting trip through the afterlife as he follows those who killed him unexpectedly and violently. Purchase your Mlima’s Tale tickets now!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Mlima’s Tale tickets are now available for purchase. The play will be performed at the Kiln Theatre in London for a brief run. Buy your Mlima’s Tale tickets now and watch the production from the best seats in the house. The show is helmed by Death of a Salesman director Miranda Cromwell, and written by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage. Amelia Jane Hankin handles the design and Amy Mae handles the lighting. Lottie Hines CDG is the casting director, Hazel Holder is the voice and dialect coach, and Jessica Mensah is the Kiln-Mackintosh resident assistant director.

The Story

The evil gamekeepers and law enforcers who approved of and prospered from Milma the Mountain's heinous murder are haunted by the elephant's spirit. Mlima, the elephant, was killed for his remarkable tusks. Mlima's spirit travels with them as his gorgeous tusks pass through the hands of shady bureaucrats, traders, ship captains, and artists who are all eager to profit from them. This powerful piece is a personal tragedy with broader repercussions, telling the story of one of humanity's most repulsive deeds. Book your Mlima’s Tale tickets now and watch the drama unfold.

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat at 7:30 PM
  • Thu at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Show timings for Mlima's Tale are subject to change every week/month. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • The cast of Mlima's Tale is yet to be announced.
  • Direction: Miranda Cromwell
  • Writer: Lynn Nottage
  • Assistant Director: Jessica Mensah

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 14+.
  • Depictions of murder, with themes of corruption, greed, ivory trade, poaching, and capitalist exploitation.
  • Captioned: Mon 2 Oct at 7:30pm
  • Touch Tour: Thu 12 Oct at 6pm
  • Audio Described: Thu 12 Oct
  • 7:30pm Relaxed: Wed 18 Oct at 2:30pm
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Mlima's Tale Tickets

Book online tickets for Mlima's Tale play in London.

Booking Period: From 14 Sep 2023 to 21 Oct 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Mlima's Tale voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Kiln Theatre

After a makeover and a name change in 2018, the Tricycle Theatre is now known as the Kiln Theatre. Plays, musicals, and other live events from many walks of life are shown at the Kiln Theatre. They're well-known for their ability to successfully blend classics with modern works. The theatre has a thriving community and education program that includes seminars and courses.

Seating Capacity: 292

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR

Tube: The nearest tube station is Kilburn.

Bus: 16, 32, 98, 316, 328, 332, N16, N98

Available Facilities: Bar, Cafe and Restrooms

Accessibility: Accessible toilets, Assistance dogs allowed, Wheelchair spaces available

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Kiln Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mlima's Tale Tickets

How do I buy Mlima's Tale tickets in London?

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How much do the Mlima's Tale tickets cost?

The cost of the Mlima's Tale tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Mlima's Tale tickets?

Booking Mlima's Tale tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Mlima's Tale?

Mlima's Tale opens on 14 September 2023 at Kiln Theatre.

What age is Mlima's Tale appropriate for?

Mlima's Tale is suitable for ages 14 and above.

Where is Mlima's Tale playing in London?

Mlima's Tale is playing at Kiln Theatre in London and opens on 14 September 2023.

How long does Mlima's Tale run for?

The running time of Mlima's Tale is to be confirmed.

What is Mlima's Tale about?

Mlima’s Tale is a play about greed, corruption, death and the afterlife.

Who are the main stars of Mlima's Tale?

The main stars of Mlima's Tale are yet to be announced.

What is the dress code while attending Mlima's Tale?

There is no specific dress code in London. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Mlima's Tale?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Mlima's Tale. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Kiln Theatre?

Kiln Theatre has multiple facilities including bar, cafe, and toilets available for the audiences during Mlima's Tale.

Can I take pictures or videos of Mlima's Tale inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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