Young Vic announces casting for Danai Gurira’s ‘The Convert’

The Young Vic Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of Tony nominee Danai Gurira‘s acclaimed 2012 play, The Convert, which runs at the Young Vic from 7 December 2018 to 26 January 2019, directed by Ola Ince.

Gurira‘s Black Panther co-star Letitia Wright will play the role of Jekesai/Ester, alongside Paapa Essiedu as Chilford, and Ivanno Jeremiah as Chancellor. The cast also includes: Jude Akuwudike (Uncle), Rudolphe Mdlongwa (Tamba), and Pam Nomvete (Mai Tamba). Casting for the role of Prudence will be announced at a later date.


Set in 1896 in what is modern day Zimbabwe, The Convert explores if faith has a cost and if so, when that cost is too much.

Jekesai, a young Shona woman fleeing forced marriage finds herself working for devout Catholic priest, Chilford.

He relishes the opportunity to shape his new convert but Jekesai’s salvation has a price.


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