Lucian Msamati

At the National: 'Master Harold'...and the boysAmadeusMa Rainey's Black Bottom, 50 Years on Stage, The Amen Corner, The Comedy of Errors, Death and the King's Horseman, The Overwhelming, The President of an Empty Room, Mourning Becomes Electra

For the RSC: Othello, Pericles.

In London's West End: Clybourne Park.

Other theatre includes: A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, Walk Hard, Talk Loud, Fabulation and Gem of the Ocean at the Tricycle; Little Revolution, Ruined and I.D. at the Almeida; If You Don’t Let us Dream we Won’t Let You Sleep, Belong and Clybourne Park (also in the West End) at the Royal Court; The Resistabe 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; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at National Theatre Organisation, Zimbabwe.

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

As writer: Zuva Crumbling, Memory Play, The Boy from Bulawayo

Lucian Msamati is a founder member of Zimbabwe's acclaimed Over the Edge theatre company and former Artistic Director of Tiata Fahodz (Link opens in new window. The National Theatre is not responsible for the content of external websites)

Gangs of LondonHis Dark MaterialsBlack Earth RisingKiriPhilip K Dick’s Electric DreamsTabooGeorge GentlyLuther, Game of ThronesDeath in ParadiseRichard IIINo.1 Ladies Detective AgencyDr WhoAshes to AshesSpooksJust Like RonaldinhoUltimate ForceToo Close for ComfortThe Knock and Heads and Tales

The Good LiarThe SeekersThe InternationalCoffinLegend of the SkyKingdomDr Juju and Lumumba.

An Elegy for EasterlyMugabe: God’s PresidentThe Jero PlaysThe HomecomingSeventh StreetAlchemy and Colours. Lucian Msamati is a founder member of Zimbabwe’s Over the Edge company and former Artistic Director of Tiata Fahodzi.


(Published Septmeber 2019) (Photo: Gorm Shackelford)